Disney on hiring freeze

Posted Thursday, February 20, 2003 5:12 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Walt Disney World has stopped hiring additional permanent workers, saying Wednesday that the slowing economy, terrorism threats and the possibility of war have weakened Central Florida's tourism market. No layoffs are planned at Florida's largest theme-park complex, which employs 53,500 people. Disney likely will hire temporary employees as usual for the busier summer season.

Read more from The Tampa Tribune.

Thursday, February 20, 2003 7:53 AM
Well at least they aren't laying off.

This is probably a smart move. Save some money. I am all for it.

Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:52 PM
They have had 16 months to make labor adjustments. Its just hard to make changes quickly with 'fiscal responsibility' on 50,000+ employees.

The Empire will Strike Back....
"What do I know, I only work in an Amusement Park?"
"You are paying to get in. Period."

Thursday, February 20, 2003 1:20 PM
I hope they figure it out soon. I plan on working there summer 2004 full time.
Thursday, February 20, 2003 2:14 PM
53000+ employees!

I'd make an excellent RCT Scenario ... anyone game?

If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless


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