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Disney laying off 28,000 workers at California, Florida theme parks due to pandemic

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Disneyland, the flagship Disney theme park in Anaheim, California.

ORLANDO, Florida — The Walt Disney Co. is planning to lay off 28,000 workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida.

The company has been squeezed by limits on attendance at its parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic.

Disney says two-thirds of the planned layoffs involve part-time workers but they range from salaried employees to non-union hourly workers.

Disney’s parks closed last spring as the pandemic started spreading in the U.S.

The Florida parks reopened this summer, but the California parks have yet to reopen as the company awaits guidance from the state of California.

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Associated Press



  1. Ignorant comment. Disney is run by people who have brought joy to millions of young children for over 70 years. They are neither right or left. They are American free enterprise and artistic excellence.

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