World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment to Layoff 600 People

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Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment says that the company needs to layoff 600 employees but most of the cuts will come from the nondevelopment teams.

Constant evaluation of teams and processes is necessary for the long-term health of any business. Over the last several years, we’ve grown our organization tremendously and made large investments in our infrastructure in order to better serve our global community. However, as Blizzard and the industry have evolved we’ve also had to make some difficult decisions in order to address the changing needs of our company.