Disney won’t allow employees to move to Florida after all

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Disney entertainment group is canceling plans to move 2,000 jobs to Florida, which means that a significant increase in hiring in that US state will not happen. The announcement comes amid an increasingly fierce battle between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Josh D’Amaro, president of Disney parks, said that “changes in leadership” and “altered operating conditions” led Disney to abandon its previous intent.

Disney recently took DeSantis’ case to court. According to Disney, DeSantis and other state politicians imposed all kinds of measures on the company in retaliation. It started when Disney spoke out against a law banning teachers from speaking about sexual orientation. When DeSantis signed the bill, which he called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Disney initially did nothing. This led to criticism of the company, after which Disney stated that it supports the LGBTI community.

DeSantis then decided to strip a private municipality controlled by Disney of special status. DeSantis, who is seen as a leading candidate to run for the US presidency on behalf of the Republicans, has also threatened to build a prison at Disney World and undermine control of roller coasters at a Disney park near Florida. Takes.

Disney’s original decision to move employees from California to Florida led to complaints a few years ago from several employees who didn’t want to move that far. In an email sent to the employees involved, Disney is now addressing employees who have already moved on. “For those who have already moved, we will talk to you one-on-one about your situation, including your possibility of moving.”

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