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160 jobs at risk across Sony Europe

"SCEE has successfully faced a number of challenges throughout its history to become a leader of the videogame industry -- however our industry is in the middle of a period of transition where some of the fundamentals of our business are changing," the memo states.

The e-mail, which was leaked from an anonymous employee within the company, states that "[the company's] cost base needs to be significantly reduced", and that job losses will be a necessity to "streamline and strengthen [their] business operations".

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Keyser3565d ago (Edited 3565d ago )

It is apparent that most here do not work for a large organization and especially a Japanese organization. Most large organizations around the world are analyzing and reducing their manpower in areas where they are excessive. That is a good business strategy and part of the Lean culture that was taught by Demming and adopted by the Japanese. If your company isn't doing it look for another company.

Sony is not Ford or GM that said they are laying off 30,000 salary jobs and closing 16 plants. Even if they did they did (Ford and GM) are changing the old way of doing business and restructuring their business model to be more adaptavie to customer demand instead of overproducing.

160 of 158,500 is rough .01% of their total staff.

Ru3566d ago

ADD PS3! to channels

ASSASSYN 36o3566d ago

The e-mail, which was leaked from an anonymous employee within the company, states that "[the company's] cost base needs to be significantly reduced", and that job losses will be a necessity to "streamline and strengthen [their] business operations".

Translation: We F`ed the He// up on launching this console in such a disastorous way. And now blu-ray is failing in europe just like the PS3 so we need to save some cash to save our...you get the point.

sak5003566d ago (Edited 3566d ago )

I think if they only get rid of the following 4 jokers at sony then there would not be need to layoff anyone else. The names are not given in full to hide these idiots identities:

1. Kaz
2. Ken
3. Phil
4. Jack

EDIT: LOL...I will say it for you RIIIIIIIIIIIIGEEE RAAAAAAAAACEEEEEEEEEEEEER...

Marriot VP3566d ago

sak500, come on I don't want to lose Kaz.

Who else is going to say, Ridge Racer at E3 this year.

FordGTGuy3566d ago

Not original source check the link they give in 1st article of the page that it opens to.

power of Green 3566d ago

PS3s in trouble and its starting to show.

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