Disney Announces Layoffs of 28,000 Workers at Its Theme Parks

Disney announced a layoff of 28,000 workers at its theme parks, as the company’s chairman in charge of parks and experiences explained the “difficult decisions” in a letter to employees.

According to a CNBC report, the worldwide entertainment company will officially end its furlough of nearly 30,000 employees who had been idled since February when the parks first closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The job cuts are contained to just those employees working at Disneyland and California Adventure parks, and roughly two-thirds of the layoffs affect part-time workers.

The company’s flagship park in Florida, Walt Disney World, has already reopened with limited capacity, as have overseas parks in Europe and Asia. However, Hong Kong Disneyland just reopened for
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