Disney to cut 28,000 US employees amid downturn

By: AFP      Published: 02:36 AM, 30 Sep, 2020
Disney to cut 28,000 US employees amid downturn
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Disney announced Tuesday it will cut 28,000 jobs from its US parks and experiences division, pointing to depressed demand caused by the coronavirus and uncertainty on when it will recover.

The cuts were needed in light of social distancing requirements, exacerbated by tough restrictions imposed by the California state government, the company said in a press release. About two-thirds of the affected employees are part-time staff.