Blizzard Entertainment to Lay Off 600 Employees

Posted on March 1, 2012 by
Blizzard Entertainment to Lay Off 600 Employees

Blizzard Entertainment released a statement today saying that they will be removing aproximately 600 people currently on staff at the company. Blizzard also states that "approximately 90% of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development." Furthermore, the World of Warcraft development team will not be affected. Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment said, "We're grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the people impacted by today's announcement, we're proud of the contributions they made here at Blizzard, and we wish them well as they move forward." Despite the layoffs, there are apparently some positions still open for employment at http://jobs.blizzard.com.