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Parent Company Plans To Lay Off SeaWorld Employees

The company that owns the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks plans to lay off 350 workers around the nation.

Officials with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment said Thursday that the job losses will represent less than 2 percent of the company's total peak work force.

The company's theme parks employs about 20,000 workers in Florida, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

President Jim Atchison says the layoffs are part of the restructuring from the separation a year ago of the theme park company from its former parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

The laid off workers will be notified over the next two days and will receive severance packages.

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