Universal Orlando is laying off 1,123 salaried employees at its creative division, theme parks and resorts, according to the Orlando Sentinel due to COVID-19.
Here is how the newest round of layoffs breakdown:
- 678 people at Universal Studios Plaza Offices
- 373 people at Universal Creative office
Of those laid off, none of the team members were hourly workers.
All employees have been notified and given at least 60 days’ notice of their dismissal, according to the letter dated on Nov. 12th.
“As a full recovery will take time, the company has had to make very difficult decisions, including reducing some of its workforce,” said Scot LaFerté, senior vice president of human resources.
This is not the first time Universal Orlando has laid-off employees, the most recent round was back in September when around 5400 workers from the theme parks were put on furlough.
Also in September Disney World announced a HUGE round of layoffs that affected some 28,000 cast members at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.