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Disney layoffs affected thousands in Central Florida

Of the approximately 28,000 laid-off Disney employees, nearly 6,700 are non-union workers in Central Florida. The notification sent to the state on Tuesday is the first indication of the impact Disney’s layoffs will have on central Florida. The largest part of this layoff is roughly 6,500 workers at Disney World, but there are also layoffs at other Disney sites in Central Florida, including the Disney Vacation Club in Celebration, and at Orlando International Airport. Disney’s notice to the state says the job losses will begin on December 4, and the company said Tuesday it plans to lay off 28,000 amusement parks division workers in California and Florida. The company has come under pressure due to restrictions on attendance at its parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic. Officials said on Tuesday that two-thirds of the planned layoffs involved part-time workers, but that they ranged from salaried employees to hourly workers. Disney parks closed last spring as the pandemic began in the United States, and Florida parks reopened this summer, but California parks have yet to reopen as the company awaits guidance from California. Amy Thompson worked at Disney’s call center to manipulate the pandemic. – Related cancellation calls from guests. Tuesday afternoon, she was one of tens of thousands who received an email from Disney announcing layoffs in the US. “Basically email earlier this year, in response to the pandemic, we have had to shut down our businesses around the world. Few of us can imagine how much the pandemic affects us – at work and in our daily lives,” Thompson said. “It was so shocking. I mean, whenever I got it first and was talking to some of my other cast mates, the tears were in our eyes, and some of us were crying because I love, we’ve just been sitting here for six months just waiting and waiting.” The Syndicates of the Service Trade Council have 43,000 cast members at Walt Disney World, and say they are disappointed about the layoffs, but have begun negotiations with the company. The association that represents theater theater actors and directors says they also talk to Disney. They add, “In Florida, laid-off Disney workers can only receive $ 275 in unemployment benefits, which is unreasonable. The Senate should help these workers.” Representative Orlando Val Demings doubled down on the call for the COVID-19 relief bill, noting that anyone in her area who needed help could contact her office.

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Of the approximately 28,000 laid-off Disney employees, nearly 6,700 are non-union workers in Central Florida.

The notification sent to the state on Tuesday is the first indication of the impact Disney’s layoffs will have on central Florida.

The largest part of this layoff is roughly 6,500 workers at Disney World, but there are also layoffs at other Disney sites in Central Florida, including the Disney Vacation Club in Celebration, and at Orlando International Airport.

Disney’s notice to the state says the job losses will begin on December 4.

On Tuesday, the company said it plans to lay off 28,000 theme park workers in California and Florida.

The company has come under pressure due to restrictions on attendance at its parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic.

Officials said on Tuesday that two-thirds of the planned layoffs involved part-time workers, but that they ranged from salaried employees to hourly workers.

Disney parks closed last spring as the epidemic began to spread in the United States. Florida parks reopen this summer, but California parks are yet to reopen as the company awaits guidance from California.

Amy Thompson worked at Disney’s Reservation Call Center as she tampered with pandemic-related cancellation calls from guests.

On Tuesday afternoon, she was one of tens of thousands who received an email from Disney announcing layoffs in the United States.

“Basically email earlier this year, in response to the pandemic, we have had to shut down our businesses around the world. Few of us can imagine how much the pandemic affects us – at work and in our daily lives,” Thompson said. “It was so shocking. I mean, whenever I got it first and was talking to some of my other cast mates, the tears were in our eyes, some of us were crying because I love, we’ve just been sitting here just six months waiting and waiting.”

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The Service Trade Council unions represent 43,000 Cast members at Walt Disney World, and they say they are disappointed about the layoffs, but have begun negotiations with the company.

The Equity Actors Association, which represents theme park theater actors and directors, says they also talk to Disney. “In Florida, laid-off Disney workers can only get $ 275 in unemployment benefits, which is unreasonable. The Senate should help these workers,” they add.

Representative Orlando Val Demings doubled down on the call for the COVID-19 relief bill, noting that anyone in her area who needed help could contact her office.

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