PopCap Closes Dublin Office
96 employees at the publisher's Dublin office have been laid off
PopCap has confirmed that it will be closing its office in Dublin, following a "consultation period" to determine if the studio would remain. 96 employees have been affected by the decision.
"The consultation period in Ireland has been completed, and after having consulted fully with the employee representatives the PopCap leadership team has decided to close our Dublin office," said PopCap senior director for worldwide public relations Gareth Chouteau in a statement.
PopCap has offered to help affected employees find new positions within PopCap or elsewhere.
"96 people have been affected by the decision. 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."
"In Ireland, EA announced last week the addition of 300 jobs for its European Customer Experience Center in Galway, almost doubling the number of staff. The Galway facility currently employs close to 400 people."