Midway Fires 20% Of Workforce, Including CEO, Ahead Of SaleS

Now that Warner Bros. owns Midway, there's not much need for Midway's corporate offices in Chicago. Warner Bros.' offices can handle that sort of stuff just fine. So all 60 employees there have been laid off.

As per the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the employees were given 60 days notice on Monday. Those among the casualties include Midway Chief Executive Matthew Booty, along with "other senior executives".

These cuts aren't related to Midways' Chicago development studio, where 100 employees have been offered jobs at Warner.

For reference, the 60 employees given notice constituted 20% of Midway's entire workforce.

Midway Games lays off all 60 at corporate office [Chicago Tribune]