Cirque had to cut 95% of its staff thanks to COVID – but it's back now and all pumped up
If there’s one organization that values all things wired and wonderful, with a little bit of folly, it’s Cirque du Soleil. The world-famous circus is known for its dazzling performances and death-defying tricks – but the past couple of years have been a far cry from the glitz and success they’re used to. Pre-pandemic, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group had a global staff base of more than 5,000 employees. However, when COVID hit in 2020, the company was forced to cut nearly all of its employees.