September 2020

Disney to Cut 28,000 US Theme Park Jobs

Limited visitor capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the main cause of the layoffs. We have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels, Josh D'Amaro, chairman of the parks unit, via statement. About 67% of the "domestic employees" to be layed off are part-time workers. According to BBC News, Disney's parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Paris aren't affected by the announcement. All of Disney's parks have reopened except for Disneyland in California. Josh D'Amaro, chairman of the parks unit, said Disney's recent revenue problems... .... were "exacerbated in California by the state's unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen."