Universal Orlando Resort Extends Furlough for 5,389 Employees; Full Recovery Not Expected Until 2021

Universal Orlando Resort, once again affected by the ongoing detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, has filed a mass layoff warning with the State of Florida earlier this month indicating that 5,389 employees will remain on furlough indefinitely.

According to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Gabrielle Russon, Universal Orlando Resort’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources Scot LaFerte stated that he did not expect the furloughs to be permanent, but a full recovery may not be possible until well into 2021.

Among those on extended furlough are 104 actors, 416 attraction attendants, 284 cashiers, 450 cooks, and 40 special effects technicians.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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