It was a tough week for some employees of two major development houses. Zynga let go over 300 employees, and the EA studio in Salt Lake City also let go or relocated several dozen people. Layoffs suck (speaking from experience) – it feels like a punch in the gut, and the minutes, hours and days immediately after you get the news are all incredibly challenging. We wish the best of luck to everyone affected in both of those incidents.
In that spirit, we wanted to do what we can to help those who are now unemployed land on their feet. We’ve got many jobs listed on our site. We also noticed people from lots of other studios taking to Twitter since the news broke, and we wanted to capture some of those here. I’m sure we’re missing lots of people – if your studio is hiring and we didn’t list you, go ahead and comment on the bottom of the page.
— michelle gallego (@gallego115) January 30, 2014
Hey! We're hiring! http://t.co/kXljb2zxhn
— Simon Unger (@Simonunger) January 31, 2014
— Bordelli of Blood (@Anim8der) January 31, 2014
— Nick Quackenbush (@_quackles) January 31, 2014
— Bryanna Lindsey (@glittervelocity) January 30, 2014
bro-hugs, zynga seattle. we're always hiring: http://t.co/Ei3MuQP5l4
— kate witchhhh (@katewelchhhh) January 30, 2014
Hope the 300+ people affected by the Zynga layoffs find their feet. We’re hiring here, reach out to me if you’re looking!
— Matthew Rex (@matthewrex) January 30, 2014
— fpnicolas (@fpnicolas) January 31, 2014
— Danny Flannagan (@BlizzGatekeeper) January 30, 2014
— GameJobHunter (@gamejobhunter) January 30, 2014
— Santa Monica Studio (@SonySantaMonica) January 29, 2014