Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Germany 08/31
Chicago, IL USA, IL 10/19

Regularly scheduled events

EA Layoffs

A post to the EA website by Frank Gibeau has word from the president of EA Labels that Electronic Arts has cut jobs in Los Angeles and Montreal, "as well as in some smaller locations" (thanks Polygon). The post, titled "Transition is Our Friend," takes a generally optimistic tone in looking forward to things like the PlayStation 4 and Battlefield 4 and speaks of the strides EA has made in mobile and free-to-play gaming. This probably doesn't sit perfectly with someone who was just fired, but he offers this outlook:

EAís leadership on these high-growth platforms allows us to retain and attract the industryís best talent. Thousands of our existing employees have been retrained and redeployed to work on the new platforms and initiatives. But when it is not possible to redeploy a team, we soften the tough decisions with assistance. This week we let some people go in Los Angeles, Montreal as well as in some smaller locations. These are good people and we have offered outplacement services and severance packages to ease their transition to a new job.

Console transitions are a complex and challenging experience. Iíve helped navigate several and agree with an old saying we have at EA: Transition is our friend. All the trend lines are converging to reward the creative and financial investments we have made in mobile and console technology. We have never been more ready or more excited about what comes next.

2. Re: EA Layoffs Feb 21, 2013, 20:43 Grumpy Sod
Careful there Frank, I think that's more spin than the Earth can take.  
Avatar 22835
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
    Date Subject Author
  1. Feb 21, 20:38 No subject gommerstrike
  7. Feb 21, 21:21  Re: EA Layoffs jdreyer
  10. Feb 21, 22:14  Re: EA Layoffs Tom
>> 2. Feb 21, 20:43 Re: EA Layoffs Grumpy Sod
  3. Feb 21, 20:55 Re: More Big Picture Details HorrorScope
  4. Feb 21, 20:57 Re: EA Layoffs Quboid
  5. Feb 21, 20:57 Re: EA Layoffs Redmask
  6. Feb 21, 20:58  Re: EA Layoffs nin
  8. Feb 21, 21:41 Re: EA Layoffs MajorD
  9. Feb 21, 21:49  Re: EA Layoffs Prez
  11. Feb 21, 22:35 Re: EA Layoffs Orphic Resonance
  14. Feb 22, 02:56  Re: EA Layoffs Mashiki Amiketo
  12. Feb 22, 00:47 Re: EA Layoffs Creston
  15. Feb 22, 04:20  Re: EA Layoffs NKD
  16. Feb 22, 04:58   Re: EA Layoffs Julio
  17. Feb 22, 06:11    Re: EA Layoffs TheWitcher
  18. Feb 22, 07:04     Re: EA Layoffs Mashiki Amiketo
  20. Feb 22, 09:58      Re: EA Layoffs Beamer
  23. Feb 23, 02:44       Re: EA Layoffs Mashiki Amiketo
  24. Feb 23, 11:18        Re: EA Layoffs Beamer
  19. Feb 22, 08:39     Re: EA Layoffs nin
  21. Feb 22, 10:05     Re: EA Layoffs Quboid
  25. Feb 23, 23:27   Re: EA Layoffs Mr. Tact
  13. Feb 22, 01:19 Re: EA Layoffs El Pit
  22. Feb 22, 13:57 Re: EA Layoffs Orphic Resonance


Blue's News logo