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Laid-off Disney Cast Members Find Side Work & Unity via Facebook Group

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When the Walt Disney World Company announced last week they will be laying off 28,000 Cast Members, we all knew the impact would spread far and wide for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland areas. Now, Cast Members have created a Facebook Group that is helping them get through this difficult time. Side work and unity are the strong hold of the group.

As shared by OrlandoSentinel: “I needed to help. I needed to do something,” Disney World employee Maxine Wild. Wild started a Facebook group for out of work Disney employees to advertise their side hustles, from the Disney chef selling pastries made at home to the Imagineer who can do interior decorating.

The “Ear For Each Other” page, which isn’t affiliated with the company, has helped them connect with each other as they figure out what’s next with their lives, some said. The Facebook page has grown to more than 11,000 followers as of Monday. It has quickly become a marketplace for people to inquire if any unemployed Disney employees know how to fix a car or want odd jobs during yard work.

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We absolutely love this! Way to join together Cast Members!


About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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