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Galway customer service branch effectively shut down, according to local newspaper

ZeniMax reportedly lays off 300 staff

Roughly 300 employees from the Irish branch of ZeniMax Online Studios have apparently lost their jobs.

The Connacht Tribune, a regional newspaper, reports that the firm’s business in Galway, Ireland has essentially been shut down, with the vast majority of full-time and contract employees let go.

The Galway office of ZeniMax served as a European customer services centre. The Tribune’s source suggest that a handful of employees – “around half-a-dozen” – have been kept on “to keep things ticking over”, and that the office may expand again in line with a future game release. 

The Irish office was only opened in early 2014, ahead of the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online.

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