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Electronic Arts Layoffs

Electronic Arts has laid off about 350 staff, which represents about 3.9% of their 9000 employees. There's an official statement on the EA Website from CEO Andrew Wilson calling these "important but very hard decisions." Word is these affect their marketing & publishing organization and operations teams, and they are also "ramping down" their presence in Japan and Russia. Here's the announcement:

Today we took some important steps as a company to address our challenges and prepare for the opportunities ahead. As we look across a changing world around us, it’s clear that we must change with it. We’re making deliberate moves to better deliver on our commitments, refine our organization and meet the needs of our players. As part of this, we have made changes to our marketing and publishing organization, our operations teams, and we are ramping down our current presence in Japan and Russia as we focus on different ways to serve our players in those markets. In addition to organizational changes, we are deeply focused on increasing quality in our games and services. Great games will continue to be at the core of everything we do, and we are thinking differently about how to amaze and inspire our players.

This is a difficult day. The changes we’re making today will impact about 350 roles in our 9,000-person company. These are important but very hard decisions, and we do not take them lightly. We are friends and colleagues at EA, we appreciate and value everyone’s contributions, and we are doing everything we can to ensure we are looking after our people to help them through this period to find their next opportunity. This is our top priority.

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ForgedReality wrote on Mar 27, 2019, 02:28:
Good. Go the fuck out of business. Make room for more CDPRs.
Letting go of 4% of employees is not "going out of biziness". Its nothing more than optimising spending and cash flow for the sake of management boni. EA does well enough that we may endure its existence a few years longer.
 
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