SeaWorld Entertainment recently implemented the latest phase of its previously announced company-wide cost initiative. Approximately 350 positions across the company were impacted by these changes, primarily at the company’s corporate office and the SeaWorld parks in Orlando and San Diego, including open positions that will not be filled.
This ongoing work to improve efficiency is focused on administrative functions and non-guest facing positions, and the company is redeploying resources from the related cost savings into their growth initiatives. This includes intensifying their efforts related to marketing SeaWorld to drive growth in park attendance, while maintaining their commitment to the guest experience. Some positions will be lost. For those employees, severance benefits and outplacement assistance to help with their transition is being offered.
SeaWorld Entertainment remains committed to creating world-class guest experiences, providing comprehensively for the care of all their animals, and continuing the company’s focus on stranded marine animal rescue and ocean conservation initiatives.