Universal Orlando Resort lays off team members amid pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando Resort announced it will be laying off some of its team members “across multiple locations and business units” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson said the company is “working to structure and strengthen our business for the future in anticipation of the tourism industry taking time to fully recover.”

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The company did not say how many employees were affected. However, it said it is working to support them through the process by including severance pay, subsidized health benefits and professional reemployment assistance.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.