Walt Disney World says it plans to put off greater than 11,000 unionized employees due to the brand new coronavirus, bringing the full variety of pandemic-related job casualties on the Florida resort to nearly 18,000 positions.
Disney World mentioned in a letter to state and native leaders Thursday that the 11,350 union employees — principally part-timers — will likely be laid off on the finish of the 12 months.
Firm officers beforehand had mentioned that one other 6,400 nonunion Disney workers in Florida would lose their jobs.
Earlier this week, 720 Disney World actors and singers have been laid off since most of the dwell leisure reveals on the Florida resort have gone darkish, in accordance Actors’ Fairness Affiliation, the labour union representing the performers.
The layoffs are a part of a call by The Walt Disney Co final month to remove 28,000 positions in its parks division in California and Florida due to the pandemic.
Disney’s parks closed final spring because the coronavirus started spreading within the US The Florida parks reopened this summer time with restrictions on how many individuals might be within the parks at any given time and new necessities for social distancing and mask-wearing.
The California parks have but to reopen due to restrictions by the state of California.