Layoffs hit Square Enix Los Angeles, part of 'corporate restructuring'

Joystiq has confirmed with Square Enix that "a number of positions" in its Los Angeles office have been eliminated today. Below, a statement from a Square Enix representative:
We can confirm that Square Enix's Los Angeles office has eliminated a number of positions as part of the corporate restructuring announced last week. This is an unfortunate situation and we are offering assistance and severance packages to any employees affected by this, we want to thank them for their hard work and sincerely wish them well in the future.
We're currently hunting down information regarding the exact number of individuals let go. We'll be sure to update as the story develops – of course, if you were one of the employees affected or know something we don't, feel free to drop us a line. Anonymity assured!

Update: More details.

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