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Job cuts hit 'Sesame Street' company

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Sesame Workshop, who owns the popular children's program 'Sesame Street,'  laid off about 10 percent of its employees Tuesday.

Officials with the non-profit said they're taking steps to move toward the digital age.

They said the layoffs were necessary to focus resources elsewhere. About 30 employees lost their jobs.

Sesame Workshop said the cuts won't be apparent to "Sesame Street" viewers. Characters such as Big Bird, the Count and Oscar the Grouch are likely to retain their jobs.

The company's Sesame Learning program and global education departments will be absorbed into other parts of the company.

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