[Disney has laid off 28,000 employees in the United States, accounting for 25% of the total park employees] The Walt Disney Company will lay off 28,000 employees in the declining US resort business, one of the largest layoffs in the era of the new crown epidemic. Disney said on Tuesday that austerity measures have affected the company's theme parks, cruise ships and retail businesses. This includes executives and salaried employees, although 67% of the laid-off employees are part-time workers. Disney will provide benefits for eliminated workers, including 90 days of employment placement services.
A park director said that Disney must make difficult choices after the epidemic, including ending the suspension of pay for thousands of employees. Theme parks in Florida, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Hong Kong have reopened, but the number of visitors has been limited. California Adventure Park and Dinis Park are still closed. The layoffs shocked investors, and the stock fell nearly 2% in after-hours trading. The stock has fallen 13% this year.