Orlando Sentinel begins series on the working poor in a tourist economy

Posted Friday, December 6, 2019 3:48 PM | Contributed by BrettV

From the article:

The tourism industry employs nearly 280,000 workers in the four counties surrounding Orlando, accounting for the largest portion of the entire local labor force, more than 20%. Disney employs more than a quarter of those workers or about 77,000 people.

So many tourism jobs in one place, many of them low-wage, come with a consequence: Paychecks across all industries in Central Florida rank dead last among the top 50 metropolitan areas in the United States.

Read part 1 of the series from The Orlando Sentinel.

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