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In an unusual move, Disney/ABC cancels lay offs

The ABC Television building in Burbank, Calif.
The ABC Television building in Burbank, Calif.
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Disney/ABC Television has apparently changed its mind after laying off about 35 technology employees in May. 

Ordinarily that number of pink slips -- out of the entirety of a giant company -- wouldn't generate much notice. But the catch was that the employees who were leaving had to train their replacements - immigrants brought in by an outsourcing company. 

Now, training of the new employees has been cancelled, and the workers get to keep their jobs. 

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, has been covering this, and she joined the show with an update.