Sega confirms 30 job losses in US

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 05:57 GMT


Sega of America has made “around 30 people” redundant, the company’s confirmed.

IGN rumoured the job losses last night.

In an email statement given to Edge, the firm’s US arm said: “Sega of America has grown at pace with the booming videogame industry, but at this time of economic recession, harsh retail landscape, and the reality of business challenges to profitability, we must take steps to reduce our cost structure and ensure long-term success.

“The decision to lay off staff was a difficult one, and we thank these employees for their contributions and wish them well in their future endeavors.”

Publisher lay-offs are becoming a normal part of the daily news recently, especially since EA is trimming employees across many studios in an effort to cut costs.

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