Job security has likely been a hot topic around the water cooler as of late if you happen to work at Electronic Arts. Just last month, EA handed out a round of pink slips to roughly 170 employees at the company’s Mobile Montreal studio as well as part-time quality assurance testers.
That isn’t counting the latest wave of layoffs that were recently announced in a statement on EA’s website. In it, the company said they have been aligning all elements of the organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile. As such, EA had to reduce the workforce in some locations although no specifics were given.
EA did say they were extremely grateful for the contributions made by each employee and that those leaving the company will be missed by colleagues and friends.
Polygon has pegged the number of staffers laid off to be in the hundreds. A source with knowledge of the situation told the publication that the layoffs are affecting a lot of people across nearly every division. Some departments are losing half a dozen people while others are losing dozens.
We have also learned that EA studios PopCap Vancouver and Quicklime Studio have closed down. Employees from Quicklime tweeted that all of the staff members were let go as a result of the closure. Furthermore, the company is reportedly closing its EA Partners label. Kotaku is reporting that an estimated 10 percent of the entire workforce is being let go.
Naturally, a company spokesperson declined to comment any futher.