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80 Employees Laid Off From SeaWorld San Diego

— About 80 employees of SeaWorld San Diego were laid off today, part of a corporate-wide restructuring that eliminated 350 salaried and hourly workers at 10 parks and the company's headquarters in Orlando.

The losses are not quite 2 percent of the peak workforce for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, which has a large number of seasonal employees.

The restructuring was a result of SeaWorld becoming a stand-alone company after separating from Anheuser-Busch InBev last year, according to company officials.

David Koontz of SeaWorld San Diego said the layoffs cut across a number of areas of the park.

"The restructuring will not impact at all the high quality of care we give our animals," Koontz said.

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tonyjoerusso | December 2, 2010 at 9:23 p.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

The world we live in has changed immeasurably. We have the greatest inventions and the internet; we still have poverty and the homeless.

What has not changed is the selfishness and the insensitivity of corporations.

Here is what SeaWorld's San Diego executive had to say regarding the lay-offs:

David Koontz of SeaWorld San Diego said the layoffs cut across a number of areas of the park.

"The restructuring will not impact at all the high quality of care we give our animals," Koontz said.

Not one word of the impact on the humans released. Not a kind word that at least acknowledges them and the fact that SeaWorld or the parent company regrets having to lay-off some of its employees.

Happy Holidays, Mr. Koontz. I suggest you keep looking over your shoulder!

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