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GAME Australia sheds 281 jobs across 60 stores

A day after receiving expressions of interest in its first creditors meeting, GAME Australia has begun the process of cutting back the headcount of its store, employees, and members of its head office.

In a statement released today, appointed administrators PwC revealed that 264 store employees and 17 head office employees have been laid off, and 60 stores closed across the GAME Australia network. “This is a difficult time for employees," said PwC's Kate Warwick, "and closing the stores was not a decision we made easily. However it is not financially viable to continue to operate at this level at this time.” 

“PwC has been in touch with the Federal Government Department that deals with General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme (GEERS) and will assist the employees with their applications.” 

We'll update this story with further information as it comes to hand.

UPDATE: PwC has sent us a full list of the 60 stores affected. To see GAME's existing 115 stores reduced to just 55 comes as a serious blow to its force.

Albury 

Armadale 

Armidale 

Arndale 

Ballina 

Bayside Frankston 

Bendigo 

Broadmeadows 

Cairns Central 

Calamvale 

Camberwell 

Canberra Centre 

Capalaba 

Castle Hill 

Charlestown 

Eastgardens 

Epping Plaza 

Forrest Chase 

Gateway 

Grafton 

Greensborough 

Griffith 

Hornsby 

Innaloo 

Joondalup 

Kawana 

Kingaroy 

Kingsway 

Knox City 

Kotara 

Lakehaven 

Lismore 

Logan Hyperdome 

Mandurah 

Manning Mall 

Marion 

Midland Gate 

Morayfield 

Narellan 

Orange 

Port Central 

Renmark 

Riverside 

Robina 

Shepparton 

Smithfield (Cairns) 

Southlands 

Stocklands Cairns 

Tamworth 

Toowoomba 

Townsville 

Tweed City 

Warrawong 

Warringah Mall 

Watergardens 

Wendouree 

Werribee 

Willows

Wollongong

1 comment

  • Tranquilbez34 - May 25, 2012 12:34 a.m.

    It's sad to see two of my local GAME stores (Charlestown and Kotara) go but they we're in shopping centre's where they had to compete with and sadly lost to JB HI-FI and EB Games. I bought my first guitar hero game from Kotara, Every time I go into either stores, they are such the nicest staff members. Good luck to all the jobs affected and here's hoping that the other GAME stores i my area don't close :(

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