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EA Staff Cuts

Joystiq has confirmation of "seasonal" job losses at Electronic Arts, pointing out this is the third year in a row they've cut jobs heading into the holidays. EA also tells GamesIndustry.biz (registration required) "sources may be exaggerating" the number of positions impacted. These sources include a Tweet by George Broussard, who had said: "EA Canada lays off 100+. Rumors swirl about global EA layoff in double digit range," and a post on Shacknews saying EA Black Box (likewise located in Vancouver, Canada) also suffered layoffs. Here's EA's official statement: "As you know, seasonal roll-offs that follow game launches are common and vital to maintaining a healthy business. Because so many of our games ship in the holiday quarter, the team size adjustments tend to follow in the same timeframe. However, EA is growing and several of our studios are looking to hire talented people."

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19. Re: EA Staff Cuts Oct 29, 2010, 05:58 Veterator
 
Sounds like a way to cut salary costs during a period when the majority of people are taking their vacation days or generally being unproductive because of the holidays.

I guess when you get people on salary, work them overtime without pay extracting 2-3x the value from the person.....laying them off when they aren't going to be working the regular hours let alone the overtime makes a lot of sense. Get all the overtime and none of the heavy vacation days at the cost of maybe losing a re-hire once the holidays are over. But hey unless you're really f-in desperate would you want to go back to a company that did that to you and probably would do it again next year?
 
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