Skip to comments.Disney Plans 28,000 Layoffs In U.S. Parks Biz Hard Hit By COVID
Posted on 09/29/2020 2:14:24 PM PDT by Stravinsky
Walt Disneys parks chief Josh DAmaro said Tuesday the company will be laying off staff at its theme parks, the segment of the company hardest hit by the pandemic.
In light of the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our business, including limited capacity due to physical distancing requirements and the continued uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic exacerbated in California by the States unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen we have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels, having kept non-working Cast Members on furlough since April, while paying healthcare benefits. Approximately 28,000 domestic employees will be affected, of which about 67% are part-time. We are talking with impacted employees as well as to the unions on next steps for union-represented Cast Members.
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Wanna bet Disney gets out of the amusement park biz after this...
Hubbys casino restaurant is finally reopening next month, but then again were in Arizona, a much more sane state.
They weren’t hard hit by Covid.
They were hard hit by the power grab by politicians with Covidiocy as the excuse, not the reason.
People are just saying “NO” to nose-nappies.
They’re voting with their pocketbooks and only the most hardcore Magic Kingdomnites are going to go into debt for a few days of Disney diapers.
Since last year their parks brought in $22.6 billion in revenue, Im thinking not.
The restaurant may open but the buffet will be forever closed.
No one is going to purchase the parks, so Disney would either hang on or close them for good. The latter would have been sad 20 years ago, but at least with Disneyland, it is not the same experience for kids as it was with previous generations.
I don’t really see that happening. Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, Disney’s parks will be back in business eventually.
Indeed. And the exacerbated in California by the States unwillingness line is a surprisingly strong jab at a Democrat governor by contemporary corporate standards. Unfortunately, I doubt many long term lessons will be learned here.
I’m surprised they haven’t laid them off already. They knew the theme parks would be closed for months on end; and the feds and state were kicking in $600 a week through July. Maybe they got a PPP loan?
I would bet that Disneyland closes and Disney World in FL remains open.
I’m trying to imagine hiking around a Disney park on hot summer day, wearing a sweaty mask, and being constantly policed for social distancing. How relaxing.
Wanna know how I know you dont know what youre talking about?
The company that Disney built, in and of itself isn’t bad, they just need new management that isn’t a bunch of screaming yellow progressives. Defrost Walt.
If they maintain 6’ distancing on Disney lines for various rides, the line will stretch from Orlando to Tampa.
My guess is they know there is no more money coming by way of stimulus for maintaining a payroll. This will be a downer for DJT in Florida as the dems will say that is his fault.
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