Disney have announced that they are moving around 2,000 jobs to Florida from California. The jobs will be located on a new campus in Lake Nona, which has yet to be built.
The move will take approximately 18 months. Disney has yet to identify the 2,000 positions that will move to the Lake Nona community, but company officials said it would primarily involve employees in the parks, experiences and products division. “Expanding our already significant [Disney parks, experiences and products] footprint in Florida makes sense,” Josh D’Amaro, chairman of the division, said in a letter to staff Thursday.
“In addition to Florida’s business-friendly climate, this new regional campus gives us the opportunity to consolidate our teams and be more collaborative and impactful both from a creative and operational standpoint.” Disney already has more than 60,000 staff members working in central Florida.
Disney officials emphasized that the move will not sever ties to Southern California — where Disney’s film and television studios are located — given that the 2,000 relocated employees represent a mere 5% of the company. “This new regional campus gives us the opportunity to consolidate our teams and be more collaborative and impactful both from a creative and operational standpoint,” said Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
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