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Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro Announces a Loss of 28,000 Jobs

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UPDATE: According to an article written in the Orlando Sentinel Wednesday, approximately 6,700 of the workers being laid off are non-union. Take a look at this article for more details.

Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, issued a statement today confirming a reduction in staff at the division, affecting 28,000 Cast Members in domestic theme parks.

D’Amaro said that they’ve made the “difficult decision” to reduce the workforce at all levels. Until today, Disney had been keeping non-working Cast Members on furlough and continued to pay healthcare benefits. About 67% of the Cast Members affected by today’s announcement were part-time Cast Members.

D’Amaro added that the situation has been “exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions.”

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Cast members from the following who have been affected so far:

Source: @DisneyParksNews

Tom is the former host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, and is now providing Disneyland content from the parks. He enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with family, including his son and grandson. In his spare time he volunteers with Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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