Zynga Lays Off 18 Percent Of Work Force

by on June 4th, 2013 at 7:29 am


Ouch. Amidst increasingly small demand for their Facebook games and their ongoing failure to penetrate the mobile market, Zynga announced yesterday that they were letting 18% of their workforce go, and are closing studios in California, New York, and ¬†Texas to be completed sometime in August. They plan to “redouble their efforts” in the mobile market.

I’ve never liked Zynga and their exploitative business practices and their anti-consumer mindset which looks at gamers as little more than cash machines, but that was a corporate level decision. I feel bad for the 580 people out of a job in this economy, especially since they’re bound to get grief from potential hires for having the stigma of Zynga on their resume. I wish them all the luck in the world.