SeaWorld Entertainment posts jobs after layoffs

Posted | Contributed by BrettV

SeaWorld Entertainment is in hiring mode shortly after it permanently laid off about 1,900 furloughed employees in Orlando and 1,000 in Tampa Bay earlier this month. SeaWorld spokeswoman Lori Cherry said the company encourages terminated employees to reapply and hopes they fill up the majority of the new positions.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Is the onboarding process (interview, background check, training, etc) really worth it to have not just extended the furloughs until they were ready to bring these positions back? Or have they dropped the pay rate at such a substantial level that this was the only option?

I just don't get it. If you weren't bringing the positions back for a year, sure. But some of these layoff notices were just last month.

Jeff's avatar

I just assume the worst, that they want to reset wages to the lowest possible.

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Then mentioning they hope to see the recently laid off team members apply for those positions is just even more salt in the wound.

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"We think you're valuable, but more valuable if you'll work for less."

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99er's avatar

It's precisely that. I can't speak for all departments and positions but the few people I know in Entertainment (creative, tech, and performance) all noticed the starting pay for their positions was much less.


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