SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Wednesday, SeaWorld announced that they will cut 350 jobs throughout the company.
SeaWorld said 79 positions will be impacted by the announcement in San Diego.
“We do not take this task lightly. It is an unfortunate, but necessary, consequence of the restructuring that some positions will be lost,” SeaWorld said in a statement released Wednesday.
The number of positions impacted includes open positions that will not be filled, according to SeaWorld.
Read the company's full statement below:
"Today [on October 18, 2017] SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. implemented the latest phase of our previously announced company-wide cost initiative. Approximately 350 positions across the company will be impacted by these changes, 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 we are redeploying resources from the related cost savings into our growth initiatives. This includes intensifying our efforts related to marketing SeaWorld to drive growth in park attendance, while maintaining our commitment to the guest experience.
We do not take this task lightly. It is an unfortunate, but necessary, consequence of the restructuring that some positions will be lost. For those employees, we are offering severance benefits and outplacement assistance to help with their transition.
We remain committed to creating world-class guest experiences, providing comprehensively for the care of all our animals, and continuing our company’s focus on stranded marine animal rescue and ocean conservation initiatives."