SXSW Lays Off A Third Of Staff Following Festival’s Cancelation Over Coronavirus Concern
South by Southwest has laid off a reported 50 staff – practically one-third of its workers – within the wake of the pageant’s cancelation by the Metropolis of Austin over coronavirus issues.
The layoffs had been first reported final evening by the Austin American-Statesman. SXSW’s guardian firm SXSW LLC informed the newspaper that it “has been rigorously reviewing our operations, and we’re within the unimaginable place of lowering our workforce,” including, “We’re planning for the long run and this was a needed, however heartbreaking, step.”
On March 6, SXSW introduced the choice to cancel its 2020 version that was to start this month. The transfer got here after firms started opting out of attending the annual pageant over issues concerning the worldwide coronavirus epidemic. Austin’s mayor declared a neighborhood catastrophe as town faces a serious financial battering.
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