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Universal cuts workforce

Unfortunately, in an effort to further trim the budget, Universal has also laid off a substantial portion of its workforce, effective this week. In a statement posted on social media Universal said:

"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."

Unfortunately, there is no way to know when things will improve, not only for Universal Orlando Resort but for the larger theme park industry, including Disney, SeaWorld, Cedar Fair and more, which all find themselves making cuts where they can to stay alive in the current challenging climate. 

As always, while this situation is evolving, all travelers should check out the CDC's official site here, which has information on the virus and how to prevent its spread. 

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