Telemundo is cleaning house. Sources tell me layoffs at the network began yesterday and continue today in several departments within the company.
One of the known casualties from yesterday was Rafael Matos, a producer for the network’s morning show “Un Nuevo Día.” I’m told other producers from the news and production departments were also laid off.
Telemundo spokesman Alfredo Richards confirmed the layoffs this way:
“As we continue to invest in critical network and stations’ operations and programming, we are doing certain adjustments across our organization to improve processes, manage cost and reorganize certain positions to better align them with our viewership and business goals. These changes are a reflection of the evolution of our business to anticipate changing needs and be better prepared for the future.”
Richards couldn’t provide a breakdown of the departments or people affected by the layoffs, but said “these adjustments will impact a relatively small number of employees across multiple areas at the network and stations. While some positions may be eliminated, others are being created, resulting in a total net impact of less than 3% of the personnel. However, the Telemundo population after these changes still will be 30% greater than it was at the end of 2010.”
Telemundo has approximately 1,800 employees. If only 3% are impacted, that’s about 50 employees. A source claims about 80 staffers are losing their jobs.
Jose Luis says
I had a buddy that has been with Telemundo for all of his professional career and was laid off yesterday too. Now are these layoffs due to Telemundo being bought by Comcast?
Not Good at All but Telemundo needs to recover for the recent layoffs.
guillermo serrano says
Telemundo should use more the resources it has from the parent NBC like the live concerts the English network has almost every day in the morning news telecast. And the Sunday “Meet the Press” with captions or translation. (And get rid off the Diaz Balart right wing bias we know…)
Siempre cortan las cabezas donde no deberían. En Telemundo hay demasiados ejecutivos batata ganando salarios altísimos con gordas bonificaciones y beneficios marginales de lujo. Al empleado dedicado, al que de verdad se sacrifica en la rueda de abajo, a ese es el que eliminan. Si despidieran a dos o tres ejecutivos batata, o si recortaran los bonos y los lujos de la alta gerencia, el ahorro sería suficiente para conservar el empleo de los que de verdad trabajan y dan la vida por su empresa.
Vaca de cuyas tetas se prenden un singular numero de VPs, Gerentes de “Contenido”, Gerentes Operativos, bomberos quemados, mosquitas muertas y piojos resucitados … Se premia a los que fracasan y se condena a los que triunfan, en ese lugar. Asi les va: Univision va a terminar por comerles el mandado del todo.