EA To Layoff 6% Of Its Workforce As It Restructures

EA Layoffs

EA is set to begin layoffs impacting 6% of its workforce. The company announced on Wednesday a new restructuring plan that includes focusing on reducing its overall office space as well as maximizing potential growth opportunities.

With a company that sits at almost 13,000 employees, just under 800 people are expected to be impacted by the layoffs. EA has said that it is looking at moving some of those affected to other areas within the company.

“As we drive greater focus across our portfolio, we are moving away from projects that do not contribute to our strategy, reviewing our real estate footprint, and restructuring some of our teams,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said about the layoffs at EA via GamesIndustry.biz. “This is the most difficult part, and we are working through the process with the utmost care and respect.

“Where we can, we are providing opportunities for our colleagues to transition onto other projects. Where that’s not possible, we are providing severance pay and additional benefits such as health care and career transition services.”

The layoffs, EA says, began earlier this quarter. They are expected to continue through the early part of the fiscal year which begins in April.

Insider Gaming has reached out to see if any specific development teams or subsidiaries will be affected. Should a response be received, this story will be updated accordingly.

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