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Report – 100 jobs cut at EA Canada, Black Box

Thursday, 28th October 2010 07:21 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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According to a Shack report, over 100 jobs have been cut at both EA Canada and Black Box, as its “seasonal roll-offs” hit.

Most of the layoffs apparently come from the Skate 3 and NBA Elite 11 team, with some jobs thought to be cut on the EA Sports Active side as well.

The company confirmed the layoffs in a statement to Joystiq, but wouldn’t say what amount of jobs were lost or where.

“As you know, seasonal roll-offs that follow game launches are common and vital to maintaining a healthy business,” said EA corporate spokesperson Jeff Brown.

“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.”

This is the third year in a row EA has had job cuts at this period, as pointed out by Joystiq.

Good luck to those affected.

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2 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Will NBA Elite ever actually make it to market now, I wonder?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. endgame

    ““As you know, seasonal roll-offs that follow game launches are common and vital to maintaining a healthy business,” said EA corporate spokesperson Jeff Brown.” yes, it’s vital all right but for whom? is it vital for the ppl who do jack shit and win millions/year or for the employees who shear tears and blood in making the games? and who then as a reward for completing it get fired. yes I’m sure that for the next game they will work at they will give it all they got. that’ll be a healthy business. fuck yeah Mr. Jeff Brown that’s smart.

    #2 4 years ago

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