Several people who were laid-off from their jobs at the ill-fated CNN+ received welcome packages from the company a full week after the streaming service shut down, according to reports.
A Wall Street Journal article examining the quick decline of CNN+ – which launched on March 29 and ceased operations on April 27 – reports that several former employees received these welcome gifts, which included ink pens, headphones and popcorn makers.
All of the merchandise bore the logo of CNN+, and some of them contained welcome messages, with one unnamed former employee saying they received a message reading: ‘This is an incredible time to be part of CNN.’
It continued to advise the now laid-off employee to ‘Build relationships and take time to connect with colleagues, and learn so that you make the…
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