Hi everyone. I'm sure almost everyone here is aware of the employment problems Disneyland is having currently, especially the very high turnover rate. One of the ways I think that Disneyland is trying to combat this is through programs geared towards recent high school graduates. They are really ramping up their college programs both at WDW and DL. They have the Disney College program, Disney Professional Internships, Disney Careerstart Programs, Disney Imagi-Nations, and Disney College. Here is a link that can direct you to more information on each program. On the careerstart website, there is actually a lenghty presentation that really tries to advertise WHY a high school graduate should work at Disneyland. Do you people think that it is wise for Disney to focus on this age group? I myself am a high school senior that will hopefully be a castmember within the next year.
On the Disney career site, they have multiple listings for labor executives... here are some of them...
Cast Scheduling/Workforce Planning Manager
posted 7/31/2006 Anaheim, CA JOB DESCRIPTION RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Cast Scheduling/Workforce Planning department has an opening for a unique combination Labor Analyst/Scheduling Manager/Workforce Planner supporting the Disneyland Resort Travel Sales Center (DRTSC).
This individual will be responsible for the ongoing design and maintenance of efficient and accurate workloads for all operations locations, including ad hoc labor analysis, workload analytics, and continual partnership with LOB Operations Management to define creative solutions for meeting AOP Operating Labor targets. Support the Operations with demand forecasting, workload analytics, and Variable Workloads, where applicable. Provide labor hour input and perspective in development of the Resort's Labor and Workforce Plans.
Additionally, provide LOB Operations Management with accurate and timely workforce resource and cross training planning and forecasting (including impacts of terminations, conversions, etc.).
Finally, promote and ensure effective scheduling and labor management. Balance the needs of the Resort with the needs of the Cast. Monitor and maintain company and department policies as they relate to schedule production and execution. Partner with department management to produce the best schedule possible. Ensure 'Client/Guest' satisfaction with scheduling operations. Lead the Production Schedulers and Resource Desk Assistants. Ensure the teams work efficiently and are focused on client service and consistent application of Resort policies. Serve as a liaison between the DRTSC Cast and the Labor Recording department to research payroll errors and ensure timely correction of pay errors.Labor Strategy, Manager
posted 6/12/2006 Anaheim, CA JOB DESCRIPTION As part of the Worldwide Labor Strategy team within Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the Associate/Manager will be a core team member working closely with senior business unit management to identify, analyze, develop, recommend and implement key labor strategy initiatives and solutions. This individual will help identify and optimize the segment’s investment in labor and position the segment to capitalize on emerging external market workforce trends domestically and internationally.
The Manager, Labor Strategy will individually contribute to business plan/pro forma development, coordinate industry/company/market research in support of various labor strategy work-streams, facilitate contact between the Worldwide Labor Strategy Group and external partners, including Human Resources, Finance, WDW Real Estate, Segment Business Development, Corporate Real Estate, local and state government representatives, 3rd party consultants, 3rd party real estate developers and Human Resources (i.e. casting, benefits, recruitment, college program, workforce planning, etc.) This individual will also actively monitor changes in labor market dynamics, understand the evolution of industry trends, and stay abreast of developments in labor management. The Associate/Manager will lead overall research and benchmarking efforts and analysis. A key responsibility will be to help identify and develop alternative labor supply sources both domestically and internationally.How do you guys feel about the focus on younger workers? How do you think Disney can effectively fix or improve the labor situation at Disneyland resort? From my friends who just started working this summer, they say labor conditions are not very inviting. But also, let's be sure not to pick on the teenagers and say they are the root of all evil, because teenagers can be great castmembers too!! Happy discussing!Manager Labor Relations
posted 6/8/2006 Anaheim, CA JOB DESCRIPTION Mgr, Labor Relations
Assist in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements at the Disneyland Resort. Lead the Labor Relations Team in the administration of those collective bargaining agreements, including grievance processing, arbitration, and the fostering of positive labor-management relations with the unions. Provide advice and counsel to Disneyland Resort management on matters of Company Policy, collective bargaining obligations, and employment law. Facilitate compliance with applicable state and federal law requirements.