Disney Parks office-based employees begin returning to work locations

29 days ago in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Monday June 28, 2021 3:09pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Via a video memo today, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has announced that the Walt Disney Company's U.S.-based employees will begin returning to their usual work locations.

For the last year and a half, many Walt Disney Co. office-based employees, including those working for the Disney Parks, Experience and Products segment, have been working remotely as the pandemic conditions dictated. Bob Chapek himself has frequently taken part in earnings calls and interviews from his home office.

The initial groups of employees will be returning to their office locations shortly after July 4, with the remainder returning by the end of October 2021.

Going forward, the return to work locations will begin at three days a week in the office, with flexibility for the other two days.

The move by Disney is similar to other major U.S. corporations, including Apple, which is planning to return to the office three days a week starting in early September.

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MrPromey28 days ago

Be interesting to see how this shift impacts their efforts to hire and retain staff in non-location-based positions going forward. From my understanding, the shift to returning to the office has not been going smoothly for a lot of other firms: Apple employees push back against returning to the office in internal letter As The Pandemic Recedes, Millions Of Workers Are Saying 'I Quit' .