Disney increases planned layoffs to 32,000

Disney increases planned layoffs to 32,000

Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it would lay off about 32,000 workers, primarily at its theme parks, an increase from the 28,000 it announced in September, as the company struggles with limited customers due to the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported.

The layoffs will be in the first half of 2021, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Earlier this month, Disney said it was furloughing additional workers from its theme park in Southern California.

Disney’s theme parks in Florida and those outside the United States reopened earlier this year.

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