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Feld Entertainment lays off hundreds of workers

April 21, 2020 - Feld Entertainment, the Tampa Bay area company that produces Monster Jam, Disney On Ice,  Sesame Street Live and other shows, has laid off 1,464 workers, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. "As a result of government-mandated prohibitions on public gatherings due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, all of our touring personnel were disbanded by March 13, 2020 from their respective tours, and our domestic and international tours and events were suspended indefinitely," the company said in the April 9 WARN letter, which was made public today. The layoffs include 497 positions at the company's Ellenton office in Manatee County, and 967 positions at the traveling shows.

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