Universal’s Desperately Hiring Thousands as Disney Announces Massive Layoffs

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Universal Studios Orlando Resort is desperately seeking thousands of new team members. Meanwhile, Disney’s giving thousands the boot, in an effort to cut costs.

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On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger hosted the first quarterly earnings call for The Walt Disney Company since his triumphant return to the post on November 20, 2022. During the call, which took an in-depth look at the company’s performance in terms of revenue during the months of October, November, and December 2022, Iger shared what most fans would consider astronomical numbers when it came to Disney’s revenue, operating income, etc.

(We’re talking 11 numbers all in a neat row–fairly astronomical, right?)

But regardless of the numbers shared during Wednesday’s call, the undercurrent in the call was evident: Disney’s not making enough money, so major changes are coming down the pike in an effort to cut costs. Let’s be specific: in order to cut $5.5 billion in costsIger said the changes were effective immediately and include a restructuring of the company into three distinct pieces, approximately 7,000 job cuts, and more.

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But while Disney’s laying off thousands of Cast Members, Universal is desperately seeking to hire thousands of new team members. Perhaps some connections could be made in this scenario.

This week, Universal Studios Orlando Resort announced its need for 2,500 new team members to fill positions in areas across the resort. The need exists for custodians, parking and transportation team members, food and beverage kitchen staff and servers, lifeguards, security team members, paramedics, call center representatives and more.

Universal says it offers competitive hourly base pay to team members hired at the theme park resort.

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There are also professional career opportunities available in technical support services, information technology, finance, marketing and sales, digital technology, human resources, and other areas. Professional positions at Universal include competitive salaries, as well as benefits packages.

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here, and they will be contacted to schedule an interview.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!