More news is unfolding regarding the massive Disney layoffs due to COVID-19 closures. Of the 28,000 cast members being laid off from the Disney parks, 18,000 include Walt Disney World cast members.
As shared by OrlandoSentinel: Last month, the Walt Disney Co. revealed it was laying off 28,000 employees across its U.S. theme parks division, but the company wouldn’t break down exactly where the cuts were coming: Disneyland or Disney World? New federally required government filings give more insight.
Orlando’s numbers are much higher than California. Nearly 18,000 people are getting laid off in Florida, according to the report, or nearly a quarter of the resort’s Orlando workforce of 77,000 a year ago.
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Disney filed a new notice of mass layoffs this week that revealed 11,350 Disney World Parks and Resorts union employees being laid off as of Dec. 31. Late last month, the company filed a notice that 6,390 non-union Disney World Parks and Resorts employees would be out of work starting Dec. 4.
As previously shared, Disney acknowledged the cuts to some of its live shows and entertainment experiences on Friday.