Vivendi Imposes Hiring Freeze

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Vivendi Universal Entertainment has imposed an indefinite hiring freeze throughout the telecommunications conglomerate, according to USA Networks Inc. president of network distribution and affiliate relations Douglas Holloway.

Speaking Nov. 14 at a National Association for Minorities in Communications New York chapter panel discussion on the effects of industry consolidation on minority hiring, Holloway said Universal -- which oversees USA Network, Sci Fi Channel and Trio, among other cable entities -- is under a hiring freeze within all of its divisions.

He declined to give further details.

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