(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co stated on Wednesday it could layoff 32,000 staff, primarily at its theme parks, a rise from the 28,000 it introduced in September as the corporate struggles with restricted clients as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The layoffs might be within the first half of 2021, the corporate stated in a submitting with the Securities and Change Fee.
Earlier this month, Disney stated it was furloughing extra staff from its theme park in Southern California because of uncertainty over when the state would enable parks to reopen.
Disney’s theme parks in Florida and people outdoors the USA reopened earlier this yr with out seeing new main coronavirus outbreaks however with strict social distancing, testing and masks use.
Disneyland Paris was pressured to shut once more late final month when France imposed a brand new lockdown to struggle a second wave of the coronavirus circumstances.
The corporate’s theme parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo stay open.
Disney didn’t reply to a Reuters request for touch upon whether or not the 28,000 layoffs introduced earlier have been included within the newest determine, however a spokesperson for the corporate confirmed to Selection that the determine contains the beforehand introduced quantity.
(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Vinay Dwivedi)