Waterford Chamber is deeply saddened by the news that Cartamundi has announced its intention to cease production at its plant in Waterford due to the post Covid decline in demand for board games.

According to Gerald Hurley, CEO Waterford Chamber, “After so much positivity of late, this is very disappointing news, as Cartamundi have been an integral part of the business community in Waterford since 1977.

“Seasonal layoffs are understandable and have been the norm due to the nature of their product but a final wind-down is devasting for their staff. We will offer every assistance to employees in sourcing alternative employment. We know there are many varied roles available following our recent South East Jobs & Skills Fair and we will connect with employers again to get an active list of jobs which we will promote across our social media channels.

“Waterford Chamber will also be working with Waterford Chamber Skillnet over the coming weeks with the aim of supporting staff who may wish to upskill or reskill in order to better equip them in the search for new employment. 

“We will also support Barry Morrissey, Managing Director, and the management team, during this difficult time. We understand redundancy packages are currently being discussed and we hope a satisfactory outcome can be reached by all concerned.”