Universal Orlando lays off another round of workers

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando announced it is laying off another round of workers.

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said in an email Monday that the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce "to reflect current priorities and needs."

This comes just days after Comcast announced its theme park revenue is 15-times smaller than it was last year.

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“Coronavirus

The park also recently announced it is pausing construction of its new “Epic Universe.”

It’s unclear how many workers will lose their jobs.

"We are prioritizing daily operations and shorter-term projects and continuing our pause on longer-term projects such as Epic Universe as we allow the tourism industry to recover," Schroder said.

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The laid-off workers will receive severance pay and subsidized health benefits.

“As always, we are aware of the impact this will have on those affected by this decision and their families,” Schroder said.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

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