Seasonal Cast Members typically worked during busier holiday seasons, when staffing had to be ramped up due to heavy crowds, filling in for assorted positions across the resort. When Cast Members began getting called back in to work for the July theme park reopenings, most Seasonal Cast remained furloughed. Now, these furloughed Cast Members are receiving their official layoff notices. Unlike most part- and full-time employees, Seasonal Cast Members were sent an email in lieu of a call.
Part-time and Seasonal Cast Members are among the most impacted in this latest wave of mass layoffs, given that full-time and unionized Cast Members have greater seniority in most cases. Of the 28,000 domestic employees affected, about 67% were part-time Cast Members.