According to an article in the Orlando Business Journal Disney World Construction company has just laid off hundreds of contract construction workers due to theme park closures over the Coronavirus.
Disney’s in-house construction company, Buena Vista Construction Co. informed the state of Florida that 1,215 workers would no longer provide services to the company.
The construction workers who are affected by this layoff are from several different unions including carpenters, bricklayers ironworkers, painters, landscapers, and plumbers.
Earlier last month we shared news about how Disney halted all construction operations as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Tom Troffer, director of Buena Vista Construction Co released this statement on the layoffs:
“We do not currently know how long the cessation of construction and maintenance projects serviced by the affected project workers will last, but we will continue to communicate with the union halls throughout the process and during our anticipated efforts to ramp the business back up within six months.”
Disney still has not provided an opening date to both Disney World or Disneyland theme parks at this time.