4,000 more Disney theme park division employees are losing their jobs
ORLANDO, Fla. — On the day before Thanksgiving, the Walt Disney Co. revealed 4,000 more layoffs are coming in its theme parks division, bringing the total number of announced layoffs to 32,000 across the company.At least [18,000 of the total jobs lost belong to cast members at Walt Disney World](This year, the resort has already lost nearly a quarter of its reported 2019 workforce of 77,000.A spokeswoman for Walt Disney World did not immediately respond to questions about the announced layoffs, including how many Orlando employees would be affected.The notice said about 32,000 employees in the...
As new COVID-19 restrictions bear down, surviving businesses draw on hard-earned lessons from the spring
SEATTLE — Like many business owners in Washington state, sisters Tara Espinoza and Sabrina Rinderle, proprietors of Queen Anne Dispatch in Seattle, were neither surprised nor unprepared for Gov. Jay Inslee’s second round of COVID-19 restrictions.Since the first restrictions in March, Espinoza and Rinderle have largely reengineered their combination boutique and mail-services business. Staff is fully trained in safety protocols. Floors are marked for social distance and the inventory mix is more “grab-and-go.”The finances aren’t great. Sales are a fraction of pre-March levels and this time ther...
The Seattle Times
Dog day cares turn to front-line workers and pandemic puppies to prosper
DETROIT — Erica Hill’s best friend weighs only 13 pounds, but he can be a terror of a terrier.That’s why Hill, who typically works a 16-hour day in her job with the City of Detroit, admits she could not do the work and hold onto the greatest joy of her life — her 2-year-old pup, Kash — if it weren’t for dog day care services.“I am single so if it were not for Canine to Five, Kash would take over my house,” Hill said of the day care and boarding center in Detroit. “He’s a very active Yorkie. There, he can socialize with other dogs and it makes my life easier to know that he’s safe and he’s well...
Detroit Free Press
Huron cuts employees, office space and delays salary increases as part of pandemic-related restructuring
Consulting firm Huron is laying off 145 employees and plans to shrink its office space as it deals with the impact of COVID-19 on its workforce and clients, particularly those in the health care and education segments.The Chicago-based firm, which reported a decline in third-quarter earnings Monday, also said it would delay 2021 merit increases for all employees as part of a fourth-quarter restructuring plan.On an earnings call with financial analysts, Huron executives said most of the layoffs are in the health care and education segments, along with 20 positions eliminated on the corporate te...
Editorial: Washington state and Boeing must realign for better days
Even before Boeing announced drastic new layoffs that will hit Puget Sound hard, the need for a mutual reassessment was evident. Boeing’s ongoing business retrenchment will hurt in the near term. Washington state should focus on how to shape and aid Boeing’s long-range quest for renewal.The direness of the company’s condition is clear. An ongoing 19% companywide workforce reduction will cut Boeing by more than 30,000 jobs from its 2019 levels. The company is expected to sit on immense empty space in its Everett plant and may sell its huge Commercial Airplanes headquarters office in Renton. The...
The Seattle Times
18,000 Walt Disney World employees are losing their jobs as part of mass layoffs disclosed last month
ORLANDO — Last month, the Walt Disney Co. revealed it was laying off 28,000 employees across its U.S. theme parks division, but the company wouldn’t break down exactly where the cuts were coming: Disneyland or Disney World?New federally required government filings give more insight: Orlando’s numbers are much higher than California, where Disneyland remains closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Nearly 18,000 people are getting laid off in Florida, according to the report, or nearly a quarter of the resort’s Orlando workforce of 77,000 a year ago.Disney filed a new notice of mass layoffs t...
Oakland A's lay off 20% of employees across business, baseball operations
A wave of layoffs are sweeping Major League Baseball this offseason because of the pandemic’s impact on revenues. The Oakland A’s are part of the wave, with employees losing jobs on both the business and baseball operations side of the organization.A source said approximately 20% of employees were impacted across baseball and business operations, nearly all of which came from the pool of 150 employees that were furloughed in April of this year. Those impacted were set to return when the furlough was lifted on Oct. 31, but they were informed their positions would not be there for them at the ye...
The Mercury News
United says 2,700 jobs it cut during the pandemic likely won't return, though it sees 'light at the end of the tunnel'
United Airlines said the 2,700 corporate jobs it has cut since the coronavirus pandemic began likely won’t return, even as CEO Scott Kirby said the airline is starting to see the “light at the end of the tunnel.”“The next 12 to 15 months are still going to be difficult and the recovery will not be a straight line. But we’ve done what we believe it takes to get through,” Kirby said during a call with analysts discussing the company’s third-quarter results. “We can see the recovery on the horizon and our attention can now be firmly focused there.”Still, United executives said they continue to be...
Wells Fargo posts $2 billion profit in the third quarter as layoffs begin
Wells Fargo returned to profitability in the third quarter, posting net income of $2 billion for the third quarter as management begins to restructure the bank and cut billions in expenses.It’s a rapid reversal from the second quarter, when the bank lost $2.4 billion, which was its first recorded quarterly loss since the financial crisis. The return to profit, though, was not as sharp as Wall Street analysts anticipated, and shares fell 4.5% in early trading.Overall revenue at the San Francisco-based bank fell to $18.9 billion from $22 billion in the second quarter, according to its Wednesday ...
The Charlotte Observer
Airline contractors received CARES Act funding, but still cut jobs
The CARES Act funding approved by Congress for the aviation industry was meant to preserve jobs, but didn’t prevent some layoffs and furloughs by airline contractors, an investigation found.While lawmakers consider another round of federal pandemic aid, they are asking the companies awarded money to stop cutting workers.Atlanta-based DAL Global Services, which does contract work for Delta Air Lines and other carriers, is one of 15 companies that got federal stimulus funding but still furloughed or laid off workers, according to a U.S. House subcommittee investigation of the Payroll Support Pro...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution