Disney fires 28,000 employees

Disney has announced that it will dismiss 28,000 employees. The reason for the large-scale layoff is that the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has caused Disney Park to be closed for a long time.

Disney Lays Off 28,000 Employees --GameSpot

In 2020, COVID-19 forced many commercial facilities and theme parks to temporarily close. Disney Park, an amusement park theme park operated by Disney, is also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Disney Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will open in July 2020. Is restarted, but admission is still restricted at the time of article creation. The most influential Disney parks are Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in California . These facilities have been closed since March 2020 and have not been reopened for more than 6 months at the time of writing the article. In response to this situation, Disney has announced that it will dismiss some of its employees working in theme parks and products departments. Of the approximately 28,000 people targeted for dismissal, less than 70% are part-time workers.

A large-scale layoff by Disney will be carried out in a statement by Josh Damaro, chairman of Disney Parks Experience Products, which plans, develops and manages Disney Parks and resort businesses. 'The long-term impact of COVID-19 on our business, the need to restrict admission to facilities to ensure social distance, and the continued uncertainty of the pandemic continue,' said Damaro. It's very difficult to start the headcount reduction process in all of our Parks Experience Products divisions, given that California will not try to lift the restrictions to allow Disneyland to reopen. I made a decision, 'he said, saying that he had made a layoff decision.

Disney says it is in the process of discussing layoffs with employees and trade unions eligible for layoffs.

In California, theme parks such as Disneyland have been ordered to suspend operations, and it is unclear when they will be able to resume operations at the time of writing the article. In June 2020, the state of California announced 'Guidelines for allowing the reopening of business in theme parks, etc. in July', but the flow of reopening of business has disappeared due to the increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the state. It remains as it is.

In Orange County, California, where Disneyland is located, indoor shopping and outdoor dining are permitted, and Disney's downtown Disney District, a shopping and restaurant area, is reopening.

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