Nintendo of Europe has announced that in addition to the 130 employees it laid off back in June, it will be laying off a further 190 employees testing and translating department.
Coming from NoE…
\’\’As previously communicated in June 2014, approximately 130 permanent employees will be released by Nintendo of Europe (Germany) at the end of August 2014 as part of a set of measures to better enable the European business to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment.
As a separate measure, Nintendo of Europe is reorganizing its European Localization Development (ELD) department, where it currently uses a number of temporary agency workers in translation and testing activities, in order to increase flexibility and cost-efficiency in the long-term. It is intended that there will be an increase in outsourcing future translation and test activities to third-party companies on an as-needed basis, and very sadly this has meant having ended the contracts of 190 temporary agency workers, who were formally notified of this decision in June 2014.\’\’
As always, it is incredibly unfortunate to see layoffs at a company we all support. Our best wishes go out to all families and employees effected by these layoffs.