Nintendo of Europe Close German HQ, 130 Job Losses - News

By Patrick Day-Childs, June 6, 2014
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Nintendo have closed down their German headquarters in Großostheim, which means 130 staff members are out of a job. Nintendo will now conduct this business from their Frankfurt office.

Nintendo released a statement to Eurogamer, saying that this marks the start of a 'consultation' period:

"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.

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."

They also stated that the decision wasn't taken lightly, and the firm will be supporting those employees who now find themselves out of a job:

"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."

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