Disney Charmain Bob Iger has just joined California’s recovery task force. See what his role will be in this new initiative.
Bob Iger joins over 70 others including Apple CEO Tom Cook and Tom Steyer, in Governor Gavin Newsom’s recovery task force.
The task force’s goal is to help Californians recover as fast as possible from the economic calamity resulting from the coronavirus.
According to CNBC, California’s economy is the fifth largest in the world. Newsom has acknowledged the stunning economic toll of the coronavirus.
A record 2.7 million Californians have filed for unemployment benefits in the last month, according to the governor.
The Newsom administration projects the unemployment rate could top records set during the 2009 Great Recession when close to 13% of Californians were unemployed.
Bob Iger Back in the Spotlight
Bob Iger has taken to the spotlight recently after he stepped down as CEO of Disney back in February.
He then stepped back in recently to help see Disney World through coronavirus. They have been losing out on millions of dollars per day, and Iger’s presence will serve to calm investors and employees who trust him and his judgment.
One thing Iger is working on is figuring out ways for Disney to make big changes to their in-person entertainment model (aka theme parks). He recently gave an interview and shared how things might look different at Disney parks post-coronavirus.
Iger shares that they are currently looking at how the country of China is returning to a sense of normalcy. At this time Iger offers no definite plans of what the Disney Parks may function like when they are able to re-open.
“One of the things that we’re discussing already is that in order to return to some semblance of normal, people will have to feel comfortable that they’re safe. Some of that could come in the form of ultimately a vaccine, but in the absence of that it could come from basically, more scrutiny, more restrictions. Just as we now do bag checks for everybody that goes into our parks, it could be that at some point we add a component that takes people’s temperatures, as a for-instance.”
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