Walt Disney Company Announces It Will Begin to Furlough Workers April 19 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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more than 75,000 Floridians work for Disney

ABOVE VIDEO: The Walt Disney Company has announced it will furlough “employees whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time” beginning April 19, a spokesperson said Thursday.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WFTV) – The Walt Disney Company has announced it will furlough “employees whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time” beginning April 19, a spokesperson said Thursday.

It is the world’s largest single-site employer, with more than 75,000 people working for them in Central Florida.

It is the second major theme park in Central Florida to announce mass furloughs, following SeaWorld last week.

Walt Disney World has been paying most of its employees for weeks since the parks shut down March 16, and the hotels March 20.

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