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Coronavirus furloughs begin for more than 100,000 Disney, Best Buy, CarMax workers
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Indefinite furloughs began this weekend for more than 100,000 Disney, Best Buy and CarMax workers as businesses make cuts to survive the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent mandatory closures.
At "The Most Magical Place On Earth," 43,000 Disney workers began their furlough Sunday, a month after the company closed its Orlando theme parks, hotels and shopping centers. With more than 74,000 local employees on The Walt Disney Company's payroll, the furlough is a big hit to Florida's economy considering it is the state’s largest employer.
CORONAVIRUS FORCES DISNEY WORLD TO FURLOUGH 43,000 MORE WORKERS
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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported it has received more than 647,000 benefit applications between March 15 and April 11, but only about 37,000 people have been issued payments during that same period, according to the agency's records
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For a smoother transition, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state is working on a proposal that aims to automatically enroll furloughed Disney workers for unemployment benefits, which would be done by accessing employee data from The Walt Disney Company.