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Disney reverses plan to replace tech employees with outsourced workers

Disney has canceled recent plans to replace employees in 30 technology positions with workers from an agency known for outsourcing jobs to immigrants on temporary work visas. Employees of Disney/ABC Television in New York and Burbank first heard of the layoffs in late May. In recent weeks, before the company reversed course, some of the employees were asked to help train their successors, mostly via teleconference but also in person in some cases. Disney had planned to post nearly a dozen new jobs in the wake of the layoffs. The company offered few details on its reasoning for the decision. “In the course of making any technology upgrade, we look at a myriad of options to achieve...