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  • Cirque du Soleil lays off 95 per cent of its staff

    Cirque du Soleil lays off 95 per cent of its staff

    Mid-day Thursday, Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre announced to staff that the company is laying off 95 per cent of its employees. With Thursday’s decision, the Cirque will lay off 4,679 employees, keeping just 240 staffers to keep up basic operations, continue tour planning and ticket sales for shows scheduled for later this year and in 2021.

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  • Cirque Announces Company Wide Temporary Layoffs

    Cirque Announces Company Wide Temporary Layoffs

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the forced closure of all its shows worldwide to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its employees, artists and guests, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is forced to make significant temporary staff reductions, impacting 95% of its workforce for a total of 4679 employees, effective immediately. This was an incredibly difficult decision for the Group, but a necessary measure to stabilize the company for the future.

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  • Cirque keeping in contact with employees stuck in China

    Cirque keeping in contact with employees stuck in China

    Cirque du Soleil says it's keeping a close eye on the employees who are stuck in the quarantine zone in China, where measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus have resulted in highway closures and cancelled flights. Daniel Lamarre, executive director of Cirque du Soleil, said that of the 48 employees affected by Chinese containment measures, eight are Canadian citizens.

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  • Seven artists sit out MJ ONE show after returning from China

    Seven artists sit out MJ ONE show after returning from China

    Seven performers are sitting out of Michael Jackson ONE to ensure they were not showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The Chinese artists had just returned to Las Vegas after traveling home to China. None of the seven artists were near the Chinese city of Wuhan during their time in China.

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