CEO of Electronic Arts Andrew Wilson has issued a formal letter in which he told about workforce optimization. In his opinion, in order for the company to successfully exist it must continuously change and evolve.
How many people will be fired and which offices will close? As reported by Overclockers, is now under changes considering the dismissal of 350 employees (about 9 thousand, or 4% of the total) and the closure of offices in Japan and Russia. First cuts will affect employees of advertising and marketing departments.
According to the source, for employees of Electronic Arts, this news was not a surprise. The company has for some time not gaining new staff in these departments, and the people were waiting for the reorganization at least since October of last year.
Other high-profile cuts. However, the EA executives promised to make the process as soft and possible to offer places in other divisions. Tellingly, in this year of staff cuts already announced, Activision Blizzard, ArenaNet and CD Projekt.
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