A tragic occurrence for Club Penguin and the community today: Disney Club Penguin has laid off many employees. As a matter of fact, the whole office of Brighton, England has closed. Why, you ask? Due to the serious reduction in membership purchases so it’s not Club Penguin’s best time right now. You can read all the details here: http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/137843/Club-Penguin-cuts-jobs. Thanks, Screenhog, also known as Chris Hendricks, for informing us about the news. Visit his Twitter page and be sure to read his blog post on the matter.
Did you know that a super low unemployment rate can be bad for the economy? Layoffs are totally normal. (Believe me, I already learned all of this in school. :P) Welcome to the business world! It’s just very unfortunate that Club Penguin is decreasing its amount of employees. Disney’s section of virtual worlds was being entirely focused on Club Penguin and now this happens? How sad! Layoffs are unavoidable and I know Disney is investing money in Club Penguin, but I do wish more money was being put into Club Penguin to steer away from such a gigantic unemployment.
Please look on the good side though: This is NOT the end of Club Penguin yet. This is just a step in the Club Penguin journey. Plus, the Castanet article never mentioned anything about the offices of other countries, like Argentina, being downsized. No reason for panic, everyone. Stay strong, Club Penguin team and community!