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SeaWorld Entertainment to layoff hundreds

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ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Entertainment is cutting more than 300 jobs, the company announced Tuesday.

The layoffs will be part of a “restructuring” across the 12-parks and the largest job elimination since 2014.

“These changes are being made to best position our company for long-term success, and so that we can continue to do great things for animals across the globe,” SeaWorld spokesperson Susan Storey said in a statement.

The employees will receive an “enhanced severance benefits” package and outplacement assistance,  SeaWorld said.

The layoffs will include 320 positions, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

“It is an unfortunate, but necessary, consequence of the restructuring that some positions will be lost,” Storey said.