Paramount Pictures is the latest arm of Viacom to feel the effects of restructuring, with 20 to 40 employees let go on Wednesday, TheWrap has learned.
“The personnel changes made today are part of Viacom’s previously announced restructuring effort. These changes are designed to realign resources and create efficiencies in line with the evolving business environment,” a spokesperson for the studio said in a statement.
Paramount isn’t the only arm of the media giant to feel the effects of downsizing. On Monday, up to 12 percent of the workforce at MTV Networks was dismissed, including legacy employees at the channel.
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