The cuts will affect Disney’s parks, experiences and product unit. The company stated that 67% of the scheduled employees would be part-time employees.
“As this decision is difficult today, we believe that the actions we are taking will enable us to have more effective and efficient operations when normalized,” DiMaro said in a statement.
D’Amro said Disney employees have always been “critical to our success, playing an important and important role in providing a world-class experience.”
“We look forward to providing opportunities where we can return for them,” he said.
D’Amro also imposed a partial blame on the state of California for lifting sanctions, which would allow Disneyland to reopen. Disneyland and California Adventure, the company’s major resorts in California, have been closed since March.
The California Governor’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.