More layoffs are on the way for employees at Universal Orlando Resort. Reporter Ashley Carter shared the confirmation from Universal on Twitter.
Universal’s statement reads:
“We have again made the difficult decision to reduce our workforce to reflect current priorities and needs. As always, we are aware of the impact this will have on those affected by this decision and their families. We are grateful for their contribution and we will support them through this process with severance pay, subsidized health benefits and reemployment assistance. We continue to have confidence in the long term future of our business, our industry, and our community.”
Universal did not say how many employees will be laid off. This is the second round of layoffs since the resort reopened this summer.
Just got an update on Universal Orlando. Epic Universe remains paused as they “allow the tourism industry to recover.” Also, yes, there have been more layoffs. Here’s a statement from Universal on the layoffs: pic.twitter.com/xpGhLZJUkl
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) July 31, 2020
This information comes after Universal announced a revenue loss of 94% in the second quarter of this year due to the closures as well as their new construction project, Epic Universe, being indefinitely paused. We also learned recently that 115 people were injured on a water slide at Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando’s water park.