ESPN adding 125 jobs at Connecticut headquarters

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 6:05 PM
ESPN adding 125 jobs at Connecticut headquarters

ESPN has announced it will add 125 jobs at its Connecticut headquarters, primarily by moving jobs from its publishing division in New York.

The announcement came Tuesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was visiting the sports media company's headquarters in Bristol.

ESPN's executive vice president for administration, Ed Durso, says the company is seeking to consolidate its work developing programs for TV, the Internet, phones and electronic tablets.

He says consolidating makes "tremendous business sense."

ESPN currently has 3,900 workers in Bristol. With the transfers and the anticipated hiring of employees for a child care facility opened last year, that number is expected to pass 4,100 by summer.