BBDO Sends 400+ Employees On ‘Break’

Via AgencySpy: BBDO Detroit has confirmed that it is sending about 425 of its 450 employees on a two-week unpaid furlough (“break”) this month. Just 25 employees or so are remaining to support BBDO North America’s other accounts, and of that 25, some are getting a week’s furlough as well.

“According to one source,” AgencySpy writes, “spirits are high, noting ‘it’s better to have 2 weeks off than 52.'” Indeed, just two years ago the Detroit location of the massive worldwide ad behemoth employed 1,200 people, according to Hoovers.com. Oh, how the mighty have fallen…