If you need any more reason as to why private servers are partially ruining Club Penguin, here’s one: due to a steep decline in membership sales, Club Penguin has had to lay off many employees across their Kelowna and Los Angeles offices, and completely shut down their office in Brighton, England. Yikes.
According to Castanet, 30 jobs were cut at their Kelowna office, and more than that at the Los Angeles division, meaning at least 60 employees have lost their jobs – and that’s without counting all the employees that worked at the Brighton office.
Disney Interactive, the company behind Club Penguin, had issued the following statement to Castanet about the lay offs:
“Disney Interactive continually looks to find ways to create efficiencies and streamline our operations. As part of this ongoing process, we are consolidating a small number of teams and are undergoing a targeted reduction in workforce.”
This is not the first time employees of Club Penguin have been laid off. Four years ago, in June 2011, it was announced that some employees had been laid off.
According to one of the employees who lost their job, the sales of membership are way down and the company isn’t doing well.
Thanks to Screenhog for pointing this news out!