Disney’s Planned Layoffs Reach 32,000 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


On Wednesday Walt Disney shared that it would be laying off nearly 32,000 workers majorly at its theme parks. It has increased the count from 28,000 to 32,000 as the firm is struggling with a limited number of customers owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

As per the shared details, the layoffs will be in the first half of 2021, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A spokesman for Disney confirmed that the latest figures include the 28,000 layoffs announced earlier.

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Earlier in November, Disney said it was furloughing additional workers from its theme park in Southern California due to uncertainty over when the state would allow parks to reopen.

Disney’s theme parks in Florida and those outside the United States reopened earlier this year without seeing new major coronavirus outbreaks but with strict social distancing, testing, and mask use.

Disneyland Paris was urged to close again late last month when France imposed a new lockdown to fight a second wave of the coronavirus cases.

The company’s theme parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo remain open.

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