ViacomCBS Lays Off Several Contract Workers Across Multiple Divisions

MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Comedy Central, TV Land, Showtime and Paramount Pictures all see cuts

Nearly all of Logo's editorial staff was cut on Wednesday, leaving a skeleton crew of four people. Getty Images

ViacomCBS, created in December when Viacom and CBS merged, laid off contract workers across a number of its divisions today, a move the company said was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shut down most Hollywood productions.

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