United States (US) World News: Walt Disney has announced it will cut 28,000 employees, mostly at its US theme parks. This park has got a major hit by this Coronavirus pandemic. Disney shut all its parks earlier this year as the virus spread, but only Disneyland in California remains closed.
Josh D’Amaro, chairman of the parks unit, said in a statement “We have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels.“
The cut in jobs will apply to “domestic employees” of which about 67% are part-time.
Disney also has parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Paris, which are not affected by the announcement.
Except for Disneyland in California, all of the company’s parks have now reopened, although visitor numbers are limited to allow for social distancing.
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(With inputs from BBC)