Nintendo of Europe is closing down its headquarters in Großostheim, Germany, and start running business from its Frankfurt office, which will result in the loss of 130 jobs, Eurogamer reports.
“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,” Nintendo said in a statement, in part. The changes include consolidating the Großostheim headquarters to Frankfurt, closing the warehouse and office in Großostheim, as well as “outsourcing and reorganising” unspecified operations.
“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.”