Universal Orlando continues workforce reductions

Orlando — Since reopening on June 5, Universal Orlando has cut an undisclosed number of jobs due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic’s impact

On June 24, only weeks after reopening with reduced capacity, cuts came at Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. It’s unclear which departments and how many employees have been affected in this round of cuts

While the theme parks are operating at limited capacities, they still are “doing better financially than closed,” Comcast executives told shareholders during the quarterly conference call. Attendance was lower, but guest satisfaction at the parks was high, according to executives on that call.

Construction of Universals planned new Epic Universe park seen below, which could create thousands of new jobs has also been put on hold.


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