Walt Disney Company increases expected layoffs from 28K to 32K

Walt Disney Company increases expected layoffs

Employees of the Walt Disney Company got some news no one wants to hear during the holidays. The company announced that it is planning on laying off another 4,000 cast members who were not included in the count earlier this year.

Originally, the company had announced it had planned to lay off 28,000 workers at its theme parks.

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That number increased to 32,000 employees, WFTV reported.

The company said the layoffs are being blamed on the coronavirus pandemic and the toll that it has taken on theme park operations.

Walt Disney World was closed in March and reopened in July, CNN reported.

Disneyland also closed in March but has not reopened fully. The property in California is only allowing shopping and dining.

Universal Orlando Resort told 1,100 employees they were going to be laid off before the end of the year, WFTV reported.

FILE PHOTO: Disney has announced an additional 4,000 employees will be laid off.
FILE PHOTO: Disney has announced an additional 4,000 employees will be laid off. (Kent Phillips/WDWNews.com)