Articles Tagged with layoffs

IBM Layoffs Could Affect A Quarter Of Its Workforce


Technology giant IBM may be about to undergo huge layoffs with reports stating the company is preparing to make more than 118,000 staff members redundant which accounts for 26 percent of its entire workforce. The news comes after technology blogger Robert X. Cringely said that more than a quarter of its workers will be “getting… Read more »

‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’ Developer Airtight Games Shuts Down

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The Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games appears to have shut down after a visit from Geekwire to the developers headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Airtight Games had launched what could be the company’s last game, Murdered: Soul Suspect in a multi-year development cycle with publisher Square-Enix, known for the Final Fantasy series and the properties… Read more »

Video Game Layoffs and Departures Reach Far and Wide

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Video game layoffs are nothing new. In fact, they are expected. During the season when games ship or the DLC support has run out studios will let go of people they simply no longer need. To many it seems cold and heartless, to others it is perceived as simple business. In the last few weeks… Read more »

Big Layoffs At Hearst, Top Digital Teams Wiped Out


By now it’s not a surprise that the internet has either helped or hurt the journalism industry. Which way that pendulum swings depends on who you ask in the industry. If you’re asking an employee from Hearst corp, it will probably be the latter. Huge news came out today as it was revealed to Mashable… Read more »

‘Death Jr.’ Developer Backbone Entertainment Forced To Layoff Workers

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Foundation 9, owner of Backbone Entertainment, has announced that the developer of Death Jr. has been forced to layoff part of its staff after suffering slower than expected sales. Backbone is best known for its various HD re-releases and retro collections that have grown to include Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection and the Death Jr. series…. Read more »

American Airlines Firing 13,000 Workers, Will Cut Spending By $2 Billion

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Despite increased charges for checked baggage, extra costs for in-flight food & drink and other hidden fees American Airlines announced on Wednesday that it would cut out 13,000 jobs or nearly 15% of its workforce. The plan will include firing 4,600 maintenance workers, 4,200 baggage handlers, 2,300 flight attendants, 1,400 management and support employees and… Read more »