As part of the broad restructuring announced by Bob Iger earlier in the year, The Walt Disney Company has begun making moves to reduce its workforce and cut costs in an effort to increase profitability. The plan was made public during an earnings call earlier in the year with as many as 7,000 jobs on the line in hopes of turning the company around. More recently, notice was given that roughly 4,000 of those employees would be notified in the coming weeks.
Earlier this week, we saw the dissolution of Disney’s Metaverse Division only a year after it was instated. Now, the news is being reported from multiple sources that Jeffrey R. Epstein, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Disney, has been let go. The official Disney fan club D23 spokesperson is one of many expected to be let go among sweeping lay-offs over the next two weeks.
Epstein had been with The Walt Disney Company for fourteen and a half years and was also the creative force behind the popular Gay Days at Disneyland.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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