In September, Walt Disney Co. announced it would lay off 28,000 workers at its theme parks. On Wednesday, the company announced that there would be a total of 32,000 layoffs, as reported by the news agency “Reuters”.
According to the company, the layoffs will occur in the first half of 2021. This step is necessary because there are too many uncertainties due to the coronavirus pandemic. For example, it is still unclear when the state of California will approve the amusement park reopening.
There have been no major outbreaks since the Florida amusement park and parks outside the United States reopened. Strict regulations such as keeping your distance, tests and masking requirements contributed to this. In addition, only a limited number of customers are allowed in the parks.
While the company’s theme parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo remain open, Disneyland Paris has been closed since last month. France has ordered a second lockdown to combat a second wave of the coronavirus.