Pandemic Theme Park Layoffs Make Way for Hiring Frenzy

We are “having challenges to find staff to fill positions that need to be filled,” one studio parks and attractions executive says

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During the early days of the pandemic, studio theme park employees were among the first in the entertainment world to lose jobs. But now, as the country opens up with restrictions relaxed, the parks are scrambling to bring back their former workers and hire new ones.

“Like all attractions, theme parks and recreations around the world, we were definitely impacted by the pandemic,” Jenefer Brown, executive vice president and head of Lionsgate Global Live, Interactive and Location-Based Entertainment, told TheWrap. “The good news is that we’re re-hiring.”

However, Brown said, restaffing is not as simple as just calling everybody back to work at Lionsgate Entertainment World on Hengqin Island, China, as well as the many individual movie-themed parks that Lionsgate provides across the globe through its partners.

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