Disney Executive Shares Which Cast Members Are Safe from Job Cuts

On February 8th, 2023, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke on behalf of the Walt Disney Company during the quarter one earnings call for fiscal year 2023. In this call, Iger announced that major restructuring within the company would ultimately lead to 7,000 job cuts.

Bob Iger ©Reuters

Josh D’Amaro — Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products (DPEP) Chairperson — recently sent an email to Disney Cast Members, commenting on the workforce reduction.

In this email, D’Amaro stated that every segment across the Walt Disney Company would be impacted by these job cuts. This includes Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.

Josh D’Amaro ©Disney

However, these cuts will not affect those working in hourly frontline operations roles, such as the Cast Members you see in the Disney parks each day, running the rides, restaurants, and gift shops.

While our thoughts go out to those impacted by this major workforce reduction, we’re glad that Cast Members in the parks won’t be heavily affected. Disney still has many job listings open for hourly roles in the theme parks, and the Disney College Program (which contributes a significant number of workers in the parks), which returned in 2021, is still happening.

Disney noted that the 7,000 job cuts announced previously include eliminating some open positions that Disney is currently hiring for, so not all of the positions are technically layoffs.

via @RobertIger on Twitter

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2 Replies to “Disney Executive Shares Which Cast Members Are Safe from Job Cuts”

  1. This of course makes sense, the park frontline cast members and the college program cast members make the least amount of money even though they are the ones making all the magic for guests. they actually should make more money because of that, but the lower pay is saving their jobs right now.
    Laying off the higher ups that make more money is the beneficial financial gain for Disney

  2. The parks division was one of the more profitable divisions in the recent quarterly earnings report, so it would make no sense to cut the workforce there (Thank you, Mr. Iger!)