Layoffs Come To Disney

The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to combine back-office operations for Walt Disney World and Disneyland and eliminate an unknown number of jobs.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo sent a memo to employees Wednesday, explaining that plans to streamline the company’s corporate structure have been accelerated because of the country’s troubled economy.

Disney employs about 62,000 people in central Florida. The company has not said how many jobs will be eliminated.