Today in a WARN notice submitted to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, we’ve learned that 279 employees of Disney Vacation Development will be laid off beginning December 4th, 2020.
This comes on the heels of an announcement yesterday by Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, stating that as a result of the compounding impact of COVID-19, Disney would be implementing workforce reductions affecting approximately 28,000 Cast Members.
These non-union Disney Vacation Club employees primarily are employed at the companies headquarters at 1375 E Buena Vista. These layoffs appear to affect a wide range of DVC positions from sales associates, guides, and more.
It is unclear at this time whether these are a reflection of operational changes within Disney Vacation Development or if they signal continued sales struggles for the division.
Our thoughts are with the entire DVC/DVD team during these unprecedented times.