On Thursday the Walt Disney Co. shared that it will build a new regional campus in Lake Nona Florida that will be home to at least 2,000 professional employees sent from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance, and product development.
Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, in a letter sent to employees, said the move would make it possible for creative and business team members to be better integrated with teams already in Florida at Walt Disney World.
“Florida is known for its rich culture of hospitality and active lifestyle as well as a lower cost of living with no state income tax,” D’Amaro said in the employee letter.
The average wage for the positions is $120,000 annually, according to Tim Giuliani, Orlando Economic Partnership president and CEO.
Workers selected to make the move to Florida will have 18 months to make the move, D’Amaro said.
“As someone who has moved with my family from California to Florida and back again, I understand that relocation is a big change, not only for the employee, but also for their families,” D’Amaro said.