Nintendo Lays Off 130 Members Of Its Staff

Nintendo Europe has confirmed to IGN that, as part of a reorganization, it has laid off 130 members of its staff. This new change will also see its Großostheim premises in Germany shut down. The company’s European headquarters will be consolidated in Frankfurt, which has also suffered lay offs there. 

“Nintendo of Europe has entered into a consultation process on a number of changes it is intending to make to its European business which, in the long term, will better enable the European business to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment,” a statement reads. “The measures include the consolidation of the current European headquarters in Großostheim (Germany) to Frankfurt (Germany), the closure of the  warehouse and office in Großostheim, as well as outsourcing and reorganising  some functions.

“These intended measures have not been made lightly and have only been arrived at after thorough analysis and careful consideration. The intended measures will sadly have a direct effect on some of the employees based in the Großostheim and Frankfurt offices in Germany and would lead to the release of approximately 130 permanent employees.

Nintendo of Europe is committed to a fair consultation process with the local Works Council in Germany with the objective of  providing  clarity and support for all affected employees as soon as possible.”

We wish our very best to those affected by the sad news.