Cirque du Soleil to cut 400 jobs

Following the 2008 economic downturn and a strong Canadian dollar, the Cirque du Soleil will cut 400 jobs.
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World-renowned entertainment troupe Cirque du Soleil announced earlier this week it will lay off 400 staff – 9 per cent of the company’s workforce – at least 50 per cent of them from its Montreal headquarters.

Cirque du Soleil spokesperson Renée-Claude Ménard tried to please everyone with her answers when she spoke to a press conference, saying that the circus was doing better than ever but the takings at the end of the day are less than impressive.

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