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Golf Channel announces layoffs ahead of company move, report says

The network, based in Orlando, Fla., since its founding in 1995, will jettison workers in advance of a tax-incentivized relocation to parent NBC Sports’ headquarters in Connecticut, Golfweek reports

Announced: By Golf Channel to its staff in Orlando, Fla., widespread layoffs beginning Aug. 29, according to a Golfweek report by Jason Lusk and Adam Schupak. Citing employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the report said that Golf Channel, which is owned by NBC, will begin culling its staff ahead of a relocation to NBC Sports headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The move was announced earlier this year. Employees will be allowed to reapply for their jobs, if they remain available, Golfweek reported. Notices were expected to go out to staff as soon as today. The number of anticipated job losses was not reported. The affected jobs will include numerous categories of workers, including camera operators, producers and website writers. Since 2013, most operations for NBC Sports have been based in Stamford. The move, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, has been incentivized by tax credits granted by Connecticut, Golfweek reported. Golf Channel has been based in Orlando since the late Arnold Palmer and media executive Joseph E. Gibbs founded the network in 1995.

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