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More than 800 lose jobs at Universal Orlando hotels

Hundreds of jobs lost at Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Cabana Bay Beach
Hotels at the Universal Orlando Resort have announced that more than 800 employees will be losing their jobs as the theme park industry continues to be devastated by the pandemic.
Posted at 2:27 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 14:27:39-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hotels at the Universal Orlando Resort have announced that more than 800 employees will be losing their jobs as the theme park industry continues to be devastated by the pandemic.

A noticed filed by the company Loews Hotels & Co. said the employees at Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Cabana Bay Beach Resort were indefinitely furloughed or permanently terminated.

A company director said in a letter to the state that the surge of confirmed cases in late June and July and other states’ decisions to order Florida travelers to quarantine had caused a “sudden, dramatic and unexpected reversal in bookings.”