Nintendo of Europe Releasing 320 Employees by August 31st

190 more employees added to the previously announced 130 permanent staffers.

Posted By | On 29th, Aug. 2014

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Nintendo of Europe will be releasing a total of 320 employees on August 31st. The company had revealed in June that 130 permanent employees would be let go and 190 temporary employees have been added to the list.

Nintendo told Kotaku that, “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.”

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