Curt Schilling Fires Staff
Curt Schilling Fires Staff, Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s faltering video game company, which received a $75 million loan guarantee to move to Rhode Island in 2010, laid off its entire staff on Thursday. An email sent by the 38 Studios company to workers and obtained by The Associated Press says they were notified of the “non-voluntary and non-disciplinary” layoffs on Thursday.
38 Studios moved from Massachusetts after Rhode Island agreed to back the loan. Officials said the deal would bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of tax revenue. The company was more than two weeks late this month on a $1.1 million payment to the state’s Economic Development Corporation. State officials said the company wasn’t able to make its payroll.