Disney to Lay Off About 28,000 Parks Employees Due to Coronavirus Hit

Reuters
By Reuters
September 30, 2020US News
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Disney to Lay Off About 28,000 Parks Employees Due to Coronavirus Hit
A closed Disney store is pictured in Times Square following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, on March 23, 2020. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

LOS ANGELES—Walt Disney Co will lay off roughly 28,000 employees in its theme parks division, the company said on Tuesday, as its resorts struggle with limited attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney has reopened all of its parks except California’s Disneyland. About two-thirds of the laid-off employees are part-time workers, the company said in a statement.

By Lisa Richwine

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