Sesame Workshop lays off 30 employees

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1372287476&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4118446&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1372287476 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Sesame Workshop, the company that runs Sesame Street, has made some serious cutbacks.

Thirty employees of Sesame Street’s parent company received pink slips recently.

According to Sesame Workshop, that number represents 10 percent of the company’s workforce.

Performers are not among those who were let go.

In the most recent fiscal year, the non-profit organization saw its operating loss more than double to $24 million.

Beatrice Bode contributed to this report.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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