Not So Happiest Place On Earth… Disney Parks To Lay Off 28K Workers

Disney ParksThe coronavirus pandemic has caused many businesses to close. It’s been especially hard on hospitality businesses like restaurants.

Now, the happiest place on Earth will be feeling the affects of COVID-19…

Disney Parks will be laying off 28,000 of their workforce in California and Florida.

USA Today shares details that “two-thirds of the planned layoffs involve part-time workers but they ranged from salaried employees to nonunion hourly workers“, Disney officials said.

Disney tried their best to avoid layoffs by cutting expenses, stopping some projects and modifying their operations. However, these cost saving measures weren’t enough to avoid the layoffs due to the limits on how many visitors the parks are allowed each day due to COVID-19 related measures.

USA Today mentions how “the California Attractions and Parks Association, called on California Gov. Gavin Newsom two weeks ago to implement COVID-19 regulations to allow the parks to get back to business“.

Disneyland, located in California was supposed to reopen in mid- July but that never happened due to an uptick in Coronavirus cases earlier in the summer.

Meanwhile, other Disney Parks around the world have reopened with limited capacity.

Find out more from USA Today here.

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