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The Walt Disney Company Employment Dropped by 33,000 During Pandemic, Only Now Growing

The Walt Disney Company released their Q1 earnings report for 2022, which indicated massive growth for the company after pandemic losses. CEO Bob Chapek also stated that as of February 2022, The Walt Disney Company employees approximately 195,000 Cast Members. This is higher than last year’s employment numbers but still a significant drop from 2019, prior to COVID-19.

The Walt Disney Company employed approximately 195,000 Cast Members in 2016. This number grew until 2019, when The Walt Disney Company employed approximately 223,000 Cast Members. This dropped to 203,000 the next year and 190,000 in 2021, for a total of a 33,000 loss.

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Many Cast Members were furloughed during park closures and while some were called back to work, others lost their jobs permanently.

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  1. 700 days here.
    STILL waiting for my return to work call.
    Way to show how much you “value” your cast members.

  2. I LOVE!!! how these articles never include mention of The Disney Store Cast Members! Almost all of The Disney Stores WORLDWIDE closed in this same period of time and accounts for a good chunk of the job loss.

  3. Yup I lost my job permanently they also screwed up giving all the correct documents to unemployment so it took almost 3 months to get payments. So I lost my home and had to move in with my parents. It is all the fault of the Disney company I called and harassed every other day. No one cared. I was mocked.

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