The mouse requires sacrifices.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that is planning to lay off 28,000 workers domestically in its theme parks division as it struggles with the monthslong closure of Disneyland, and capacity limits and other restrictions at Walt Disney World — all due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part-time cast members — Disney’s term for employees — will account for approximately 67% of the layoffs, according to Josh D’Amaro, the chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
Disney initially shut down its U.S. theme parks last March in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
You would think the multi-billion dollar behemoth corporation could take care of its people but it apparently can’t or more likely won’t. It’s hard to imagine that after years of price gouging young families and draining saps bank accounts on “annual passes” that after 6 months of a pandemic they have to cut ties with part time employees and people that make well below 50,000 a year. But yes Disney continue to tell the public how your business is struggling while your CEO still make lavish amounts of money, your movies still make billions and oh yeah people are still subscribing to your streaming service. Yes, you must be down to your last twenty bucks. Or maybe that should be said for your former employees now who will have to choose between gas or food.
Happiest place on Earth? More like greediest.