Bell Globemedia’s success in passing its C$1.7 billion purchase of CHUM Limited leaves many uprooted and 281 people unemployed.
On the CBC evening news last night, a story of mammoth proportions broke, announcing that CHUM Limited was going to become a part of the Bell Globemedia corporation, a company that has CTV in their portfolio among other communications assets. The fear is that local news will be lost in the shuffle as well as 281 jobs, breaking apart news teams, production departments, you name it. What the laid off employees may not know is that they have another option to consider to find work in their chosen profession: Signing up at Voices.com.
Starting from scratch doesn’t have to be difficult as the tools to market their talents and services are all conveniently located at Voices.com. Building a website is as easy as copying and pasting a resume and there is ample storage for on-air talent to showcase their voice-over and on-camera work. Clients seeking the services of talent can make contact by emailing them through the Voices.com website or by posting a job. It’s really that simple. If you have a colleague who has been affected by this media merger and has lost their job as a result, direct them to Voices.com where they can start their new careers in freelance voice-over and production.
It could be one of the best things you can do to help them get back on their feet, both personally and professionally.
Stephanie, David, Carol, Laurynda and Todd