Disney World To Lay Off 11,000 Amid Pandemic

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Orlando (US) (AP) Walt Disney World says it plans to put off greater than 11,000 unionized staff due to the brand new coronavirus, bringing the overall variety of pandemic-related job casualties on the Florida resort to virtually 18,000 positions. Disney World stated in a letter to state and native leaders Thursday that the 11,350 union staff principally part-timers shall be laid off on the finish of the yr. Firm officers beforehand had stated that one other 6,400 nonunion Disney staff in Florida would lose their jobs.

Earlier this week, 720 Disney World actors and singers have been laid off since lots of the reside leisure reveals on the Florida resort have gone darkish, in accordance Actors’ Fairness Affiliation, the labour union representing the performers. The layoffs are a part of a call by The Walt Disney Co. final month to get rid of 28,000 positions in its parks division in California and Florida due to the pandemic.

Disney’s parks closed final spring because the coronavirus started spreading within the US The Florida parks reopened this summer season with restrictions on how many individuals could possibly be within the parks at any given time and new necessities for social distancing and mask-wearing. The California parks have but to reopen due to restrictions by the state of California.(AP) .