Disney CEO discusses hiring freeze, Lake Nona plans at town hall

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Co.’s new (returning) CEO Bob Iger, during an employee town hall on Nov. 28, shed little light on the status of a hiring freeze and possible job cuts plan introduced by former CEO Bob Chapek.


Among other things, the discussion tackled possible theme park changes and the company’s major Lake Nona project in Orlando.

The event, which was closed off to the public, reportedly tackled questions from Disney’s workforce including the hiring freeze, some company strategy and more, said CNBC and Disney insiders following the event. “Iger said Monday during his first town hall since returning to the company that he won’t remove its hiring freeze as he reassesses its cost structure,” said CNBC.

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