- Earlier in August, Universal Orlando temporarily closed two resort hotels (Sapphire Falls Resort and Aventura).
- The hotels at the Universal Orlando Resort are operated by Loews Hotels, who has to scale back their workforce as a result of decreased travel.
- This is the third round of major layoffs for the Universal Orlando Resort since reopening on June 2nd.
- Of the more than 1,000 jobs that will be eliminated, some temporarily, the layoffs will include the following:
- 164 at Cabana Bay
- 200 at Hard Rock Hotel
- 475 at Portofino Bay
- 176 support staff
- In the notices to the City of Orlando, Universal states that the employees affected will be laid off for more than six months, with some of them being laid off permanently.