Following the temporary closure of two hotels, Universal Orlando has notified the City of Orlando that more than 1,000 employees will soon be out of a job, as first reported by WESH 2.

What’s Happening:

  • 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.
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