Zynga Lays off 520 people; Asks Friends to Help out on the Farm

AllthingsD reports that Zynga lays off an additional 520 people, shuttering their New York and LA offices.  

I really don’t think this is anything people didn’t expect.  Zynga has had nothing but problems since their IPO, seeing huge fall offs in sales.  More than that, they shuttered their New York offices and their LA offices.  It’s a total workforce reduction of 18%, which is huge.  I hope all those affected by the layoff find work quickly.  It’s a shame that this is a trend we are seeing more and more often in the gaming world, and I’m really hoping it doesn’t become the norm.

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