Disney to furlough some employees starting April 19

The Walt Disney Co. plans to furlough some of its workforce beginning April 19.

Disneyland has already been closed for weeks now. And with cruise lines, retail stores and movie theaters also closed, the coronavirus pandemic has had devastating impact on business.

Disney says it has been giving employees full pay and benefits and that will continue until April 18.

"However, with no clear indication of when we can restart our businesses, we're forced to make the difficult decision to take the next step and furlough employees whose jobs aren't necessary at this time," the company said.

All impacted workers will remain Disney employees through the duration of the furlough period.

They will receive full healthcare benefits.

The company declined to say how many employees the furlough affects.

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