EA: Popcap Dublin closed; 96 jobs lost

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Posted By | On 24th, Sep. 2012

EA has closed Popcap Dublin and we have confirmation as well. John Vaughan, who’s the associate producer at Popcap Mobile tweeted, “And it’s official, Popcap Dublin is now closed .”

Here’s the official statement from Popcap via MCV.

“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. 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,” read the Popcap statement.

“Europe remains a critical market for PopCap and we will continue to grow our presence through centralized services operated from our North American offices and through the extensive European EA network.

“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.

EA had bought Popcap for $650 million last year along with $100 million in stock option. We are waiting for EA’s statement and will update once we get that.”

Thanks, VG247.


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