Walt Disney World filed paper work with the state on Thursday confirming that 11,350 of its union employees will be laid off at the end of the year. The unfortunate news is ultimately the result of the global COVID pandemic.
Most of those employees – 10,903 of them – are workers within the Walt Disney World theme parks. The remaining are employees at other Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. locations. Theme park officials said these employees are part of the 28,000 total layoffs split between Florida and California that the company announced last month.
Earlier this week, The Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, released a statement discussing the news that 720 out of its 780 members at Walt Disney World lost their jobs.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have been laid off at Walt Disney World. We can’t imagine what you are going through.
We hope that you are able to return to work soon!
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