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New era of city workforce development implores virtual strategies

Smart Cities Dive
May 18, 2020

Since 1965, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL has been known as the “Happiest Place on Earth” — a nomenclature that quickly turned ironic this April when 70,000 of its workers were furloughed.

A few miles up the road from Disney sit the temporarily shuttered Universal Studios theme parks, of which 27,000 employees are now furloughed or receiving reduced pay. Nearby SeaWorld Orlando faced a similar fate. For a region that runs on hospitality and entertainment, these layoffs, forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, could spark an entirely new workforce development strategy in Orlando.

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