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Chunk of Disney Layoffs to Come in Florida, Just Before Christmas

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Disney to Lay Off 28,000 U.S. Workers

Orlando, Fla. (AP) -- At least a quarter of the 28,000 layoffs planned for Disney's parks division will come from Florida, according to a letter the company filed with state and local officials last week.

The letter said that at least 6,390 nonunion Disney employees in Florida will be laid off starting in early December. The number of Florida layoffs, though, could grow as the company negotiates terms with a coalition of unions that represents 43,000 employees at Walt Disney World.