That's a 40% of total UK and Ireland stores.
2,104 employees lost their jobs as part of the financial cuts the new administration of the retailer applied.
The inevitable has occurred, retailer GAME has entered administration and shut down at least 277 of its 609 UK and Ireland's stores, firing 2,104 employees.
According to MCV:
We are sincerely sorry for all of those who had lost their jobs.Administrator PwC has today closed the doors on 277 of The GAME Groupís 609 UK and Ireland stores, MCV understands.
The result is that by the end of the day around 2,104 GAME employees will have lost their jobs - 40 per cent of its UK workforce.
15 of these jobs have been lost from its Basingstoke head office with the rest coming from its stores.
MCVís list of closed stores is still being updated and can be found here.
Although all remaining stores are safe for the time being, their survival depends on the timely discovery of a willing investor. If a buyer is not found in the near future further store closures will likely be announced.
Complete list of closed stores in the links below.
NEWS SOURCE #1: 277 GAME and Gamestation stores close their doors (via) MCV UK
NEWS SOURCE #2: Store closures begin at GAME and Gamestation (via) MCV UK
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