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Blizzard Is Set To Cut 136 Job At Its Cork, Ireland Office According To New Report

Blizzard Entertainment is reportedly looking to cut 136 jobs at its office based in Cork, Ireland, according to a report published by the Irish Examiner.

The company employee about 200 people at its Cork office, with news of the cuts coming via Micheal Martin, deputy head of government, while talking in the Dáil. The World of Warcraft creator set up operations in Ireland over a decade ago, and if the job cuts do indeed happen, it will lose a significant amount of staff at the Cork office.

Meanwhile, People Before Profit TD Mick Barry told at the Dáil that the company “refuses to engage with the trade union chosen by these workers to represent them.” Blizzard has yet to comment on reports of the layoffs.

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The games industry has already suffered a large number of layoffs this year, with Microsoft confirming last month that it had laid off 1,900 employees across its workforce following its acquisition of Activision in 2023.

[Source – Insider Gaming]