Harpo Studios laying off workers

June 9, 2011 5:02:45 AM PDT
Now that Oprah Winfrey has ended her show, Harpo employees will soon be getting pink slips.

Harpo Studios has notified the Illinois Department of Employment Security it plans to lay off workers.

Crain's Chicago Business reports that a Harpo spokesperson says employees are being notified on a departmental basis about layoffs.

Harpo employed about 400 workers last year.