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Club Penguin cuts jobs

Disney's Club Penguin has cut jobs across the board, with employees losing positions in Kelowna, Los Angeles and England.

While the company will not comment on specifics, several unidentified sources tell Castanet approximately 30 people were laid off in Kelowna Thursday, with even more laid off in L.A. and the company's entire Brighton, England, office shut down completely.

A laid-off employee says staff were told membership numbers are way down and that Club Penguin is not doing well.

Disney Interactive released the following statement to Castanet about the layoffs.

“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.”

The company previously let go several other Kelowna employees back in 2011. 

Club Penguin was started in Kelowna in 2005 and was purchased by Disney Online Studios in 2007 for $350 million.

If you were affected by the layoffs, please contact us at [email protected]

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