Approximately 6,700 Walt Disney World non-union employees will be laid off in December, the Walt Disney World Company (Disney) notified the state of Florida after the company announced huge layoffs yesterday.
Following the announcement, Disney didn’t release details about who was affected as the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division plans to lay off 28,000 U.S. employees in a business division which covers the theme parks, Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney Imagineering.
The notice to the state is the first gauge of how many Disney World employees are affected. The layoffs start on the 4th December.
Several unions who represent Disney World employees said yesterday they are in discussions with the company to find out the details regarding the layoffs.
“Due to the continuing business impacts of the [Coronavirus] COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the very difficult decision to reduce our workforce,” Jim Bowden, Disney Vice President of Employee Relations said.
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