X

THQ Confirms Volition Layoffs

sjohnson
1 Comment

Posted March 4, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

THQ LogoThis morning, publisher THQ confirmed that most of the staff at THQ's Volition studio's Quality Assurance department have been laid off. THQ is centralizing its QA operations, so a bunch of Volition employees and temps are getting the boot.

According to THQ's Julie MacMedan, this centralization will not result in any layoffs within the core development teams at Volition. Volition will continue to employ 236 people.

"The layoffs include 47 temporary employees who will not be having their service extended. Unfortunately, fluctuating head count among the temporary staff is common based on when our games ship. In addition, 39 full-time staff will be laid off," MacMedan said in an email.

Recently, Michael Hickey. an analysts at Janco Partners, said THQ has a 50/50 chance of declaring bankruptcy.

"You have mediocre product and you’re running out of cash," Hickey told the Los Angeles Business Journal. "Not the situation they want to be in right now."

Bad times all around.

THQ Confirms Volition Layoffs
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/693717/thq-confirms-volition-layoffs/
http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/136396_S/THQ-Logo.jpg
BlogThread_693717

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    644,696 Views | 00:49

  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,316,284 Views | 05:20

  • Laser Snake Robots, More Mars Rovers and BigDog Is Back

    Posted: September 25, 2012

    1,290 Views | 03:00

  • NBA 2K13 Launch Trailer

    Posted: October 4, 2012

    5,601 Views | 01:53

  • Casual Vomiting - Web Soup Investigates

    Posted: March 30, 2011

    7,570 Views | 02:52

AdChoices