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Walt Disney Internet Group


said today it has cut 135 additional jobs in an attempt to move closer to profitability.

The company will have about 1,500 employees after the latest staff reduction. The Internet arm of entertainment giant



said most of the cuts would affect

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. Staff members from operations, technology, marketing, sales support, administration and human resources in the North Hollywood, Seattle and New York offices will lose their jobs.

Disney Internet has offered the former employees outplacement assistance and severance based on their length of service. This is the second round of layoffs for the beleaguered Internet venture. Last month, the Disney Web portal

was abandoned,

as were 400 employees.

Shares of Disney Internet ended

New York Stock Exchange

trading at $5.96, up 16 cents, or 2.8%.