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Sad news: Temporary dismissal of 95% of Cirque du Soleil' staff 

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Sad news: Temporary dismissal of 95% of Cirque du Soleil' staff
Cirque du Soleil, Kooza, photo by Derek Key
March 19, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the forced closure of all its shows around the world to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its employees, artists and spectators, the Cirque du Soleil Group is proceeding with a major temporary staff reduction, affecting a total of 95% of the company's employees, for a total of 4,679 employees. 

Before the crisis, the Cirque du Soleil Group had 44 active shows. Following the announcement of the pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the company was forced to suspend all its activities.

The company introduced measures to support its employees who were temporarily laid off during this difficult period.

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