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[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Named One of the Top 100 Employers for 2014

The Walt Disney Company has been named one of the top 100 employers in the United States.
The distinction was announced by Universum, a global leader in employer branding, as part of their annual list of top employers.
For the rankings, Universum surveyed more than 46,000 business, computer science, engineering, humanities/liberal  arts/education, and natural sciences undergrad students between October 2013 and January 2014.
Based on the results Universum created six lists and survey participants chose an unlimited number of employers they would consider working for.
Disney ranked number one on the Humanities list, number …

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[28 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Use Skill-Based Volunteerism to Serve Needs of Communities

As The Walt Disney Company continues to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its VoluntEARS program, some employees are taking on new projects that include graphic design, web design, and financial analysis.
This type of work is called skills-based volunteerism, and recently four teams of Disney VoluntEARS helped the Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles County as they created marketing materials including brochures and websites. The VoluntEARS spent nearly four months working with the clubs on these projects.
The team of VoluntEARS wanted to create a website that would help the club …

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[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Former Disney Employee Arrested at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Maria Rosario, 32, a former housekeeper for Walt Disney World was arrested yesterday for threatening a woman at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Orange County deputies said Rosario was threatening the woman on Facebook, accusing her of being involved with her boyfriend. The woman in question was giving Rosario’s boyfriend rides home from work, according to the police report.
Rosario was arrested at approximately 11:15 p.m. when she arrived at Animal Kingdom Lodge and confronted the woman. She is being charged with stalking and child neglect (she left her child in the lobby …

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[13 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Dropping Pensions for New Salaried Employees

Recently, Walt Disney Co. announced that it will be dropping pensions as a benefit for new salaried employees beginning January 1, 2012. Existing salaried employees will have their current plans revised; Disney’s union workers will not be impacted by this change.
The pension revisions will affect approximately 9,500 of the 62,000 people who work in Florida for Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club. Currently, separate pension plans are maintained for Disney employees and those who work for the ABC Network (which was acquired by Disney in the 1990’s.) Now, …

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[29 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Bob Iger Addresses Issue with Disney Employee Identification Cards

During a question and answer session at the Walt Disney Company’s shareholder meeting in Salt Lake City last Wednesday, Disney president and CEO Bob Iger responded to a potential problem that was brought up by a representative of the Disneyland Resort’s hotel union.
The problem? Disney employee identification cards are embedded with the employee’s social security number, which some employees are saying puts them at risk for identity theft.
Iger isn’t ignoring these complaints, though; in fact, he made it a point to let everyone know that the company already has plans underway to fix the …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney World Employees Receive Over $400K In Back Pay

Sixty-nine employees of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts received some good news this past week. The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor recovered $433,819 in back wages for a group of inventory control clerks working within the Disney Parks’ Food and Beverage Department.
An investiation by the division revealed the clerks were not being paid for their work before and after scheduled shifts, as well as work they completed from home and during lunch and meal breaks. Disney does have rules in place …