As news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to flood in, the Disneyland Resort in California is shedding some light on its employees. According to the OC Register, cast members of the resort will continue to be payed during its closure.
Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Disneyland California Resorts closed their gates on March 14, 2020. This was a big decision to be made for the resorts and Walt Disney World and Disney Stores were soon to follow. For the cast members who keep guests safe daily, the uncertainty must have been shocking. However, the Disneyland Resort is set to help their employees through this difficult time.
The Disneyland Resort is home to about 31,000 employees. In order to keep guests and others safe in the midst of the outbreak, cast members were told not return to their jobs on March 14. The Resort has issued the date of March 31st, 2020 to resume normal operations. According to a Cal State Fullerton study, the over 30,000 employees will be paid over $59 million. This is under the impression that an average cast member would make around $40,000 a year or around $19 an hour. Meaning, that during the time of the closure, the cast members will be paid just under $2,000 each.
The study was not broken down by different titles, full-time or part-time, union or not. The study was solely based on estimation. However, it does shed a little light and home for the amazing cast members of the California Disneyland Resort.
Source: OC Register
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