‘Disney on Ice,’ Feld Entertainment Lays off 90% of Their Staff over Coronavirus Shut-down

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Feld Entertainment, the company that handles Disney on Ice, has just laid off 90% of their staff over the shut-downs due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

When employees arrived to work yesterday, a lot of them were told they were being let go. Most of those laid off were the entertainers. Fox 13 says that it is estimated to be 900-1,200 people that were furloughed.

 

Here is the statement Feld Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Global Communications, Stephen C. Yaros, gave to FOX 13:

Over the past few weeks the world has been racing to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. This has resulted in unprecedented and widespread government-mandated closures of public gatherings that has forced us to shut down all Feld Entertainment tours. Although we hope to resume operations soon, there is no assurance of when that will happen. Therefore, we had to make difficult decisions to reduce the size of our workforce through company-wide layoffs.

Best wishes to all of the performers and staff that were let go.

Source: Fox 13 Tampa Bay

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