SEGA has announced that as part of restructuring to focus on digital titles, a number of employees are to be laid off. Staff were informed that there would be approximately 300 employees solicited to take voluntary retirement.
Voluntary retirement usually occurs before a round of layoffs to reduce the number of people affected should they need to take that step of laying off additional people.
SEGA North America will be affected along with a small number of SEGA Europe employees being affected.
As part of the restructuring, SEGA North America will be moving their San Francisco office to operations in Southern California with 120 jobs likely to be lost between 9th February and the end of March.
“This move was crucial to keep SEGA operations moving forward throughout North America and to provide our millions of fans a strong pipeline of content across gaming, TV, merchandising, and more,” said Cheng. “We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it.”
Source: Press Release