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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