GAME has confirmed that it will cut 46 jobs, 10% of the workforce, at its Basingstoke headquarters. The cuts are being made to restructure GAME Group’s business, allowing the company to adapt to the changing games industry.
A spokesperson for GAME commented on the job cuts.
“The proposed restructure will result in around 46 fewer roles at our central support centre in Basingstoke. Our proposed new structure will change the way that we operate and will enable us to be significantly more efficient in our relationships with suppliers and customers. We are giving our full help and support to the colleagues who are affected by these proposed changes.”
The restructure at GAME sees Tricia Brennan become the Chief Commercial Officer with immediate effect. Tom Devine is now the Channel Director. David Hughes, current Chief Marketing Officer, will be leaving the company.
This news follows a turbulent time for GAME Group, which is selling off its international business, as well as renegotiating terms with lenders to continue business. For more details on GAME’s troubles read this article by Alex.
We wish all those affected luck in finding employment elsewhere.