The bad news for PopCap sadly continues, as the 96 employees at PopCap’s Dublin-based studio were let go today when their office closed down.
The good news is that PopCap and EA are doing what they can to keep their employees in-house. According to a statement made to Gameinformer, “PopCap has provided outplacement support and many employees have offers in other parts of PopCap, at EA or new opportunities with technology partners in Ireland. Europe remains a critical market for PopCap and we will continue to grow our presence through centralized services operated from our North American offices and through the extensive European EA network. Worldwide, PopCap is still growing, and intends to continue hiring and developing current staff.”
This is the second wave of layoffs that has struck PopCap, with fifty employees being let go recently in the U.S. All told, that is 146 employees either out of a job or being shuffled around in-house. Hopefully, this is the last wave of cuts PopCap will go through.