Covid 19: Disney To Lay Off 28,000 Employees

Disney is set to lay off around 28,000 employees in the United States after prolonged closures and limited attendance have decimated its theme park business. 

The announcement was made in a letter to employees Tuesday from Josh D'Amaro, Disney's head of parks, who detailed several 'difficult decisions' the company has been forced to make amid the ongoing pandemic. 

One such decision includes ending the furlough of thousands of employees in its parks, experiences and products segment.

Around 67 seven percent of the 28,000 layoffs were part-time workers, but they ranged from salaried employees to nonunion hourly workers, Disney officials said. 

In total, the number of axed employees accounts for around 25 percent of Disney's domestic resort workforce.