BURBANK (CBSLA) – The Walt Disney Company will begin furloughs for some of its employees beginning this month, the company announced Thursday.
Starting April 19, an undisclosed number of employees will be placed on furlough status due to “no clear indication” on when Disney’s theme parks can reopen due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, Disney said furloughed employees will retain their full healthcare benefits during the furlough period.
BREAKING: Disney announces a temporary, short-term furlough impacting executive, salaried and non-union hourly Cast Members based in the U.S.
Disney will maintain health and insurance benefits coverage, paying both employer and employee contributions.
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