Club Penguin Lays Off Many Employees

Hey Ice Warriors,

SUB ZERO, Club Penguin IWNH HQ –

 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 and got fired.

According to one of the employees who lost their job, the sales of membership are way down and the company isn’t doing well.

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

Club Penguin Employees loosing their job! Shame.

Bye for now,

~Kyle103 Third In Command and IWNH Creator

9 Responses

  1. Awwh, I feel bad now.

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  2. I’ve been playing Club Penguin since I was 7, then I stopped for a bit until I joined the Ice Warriors.

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  3. (I changed my name, xP)

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  4. I remember the June 2011 downtime. I got a picture of a clown if I tried going on CP.

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  7. […] Penguin has decided to let go of 28 more. The same way that happens when we lost Polo Field, and due to the layoffs, we’ve lost fourmore of Club Penguin’s bloggers: Daffodaily5 from the English blog, Karlapop321 […]

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  8. […] Penguin has decided to let go of 28 more. The same way that happens when we lost Polo Field, and due to the layoffs, we’ve lost fourmore of Club Penguin’s bloggers: Daffodaily5 from the English blog, Karlapop321 […]

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  9. […] Penguin has decided to let go of 28 more. The same way that happens when we lost Polo Field, and due to the layoffs, we’ve lost fourmore of Club Penguin’s bloggers: Daffodaily5 from the English blog, Karlapop321 […]

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