SEGA to lay off 61 staff as fans lap up 90-Metacritic-rated Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Despite the publisher just having released the excellent Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Sega of America has announced its intent to fire 61 staff from its American branch.

This info comes from a WARN notice. This is a legal requirement for California-based companies, and requires corporate entities to give employees a 60 day notice before firing a sizable portion of its workforce. 61 laid-off employees would make up roughly 14% of SEGA of America’s current workforce.

SEGA of America had previously come under fire for allegedly threatening unionized employees with layoffs without going to their union first back in November of 2023. In the original Kotaku report, sources claim that unionized employees were brought into a meeting, where they were informed of plans to phase out temporary staff by February 2024. Employees that would fall under this categorisation would make up a total of roughly 80 staff.

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