IBM Layoffs Having Dramatic Effects Across North America

IBM has initiated another round of layoffs, and while the national story is concerned with the total number of employees dismissed–anywhere from 6000 to 8000 employees, according to some estimations–if you take a closer look at the towns and cities…

PBS Layoffs: NewsHour to Make Some Cuts Amid Lost Corporate Revenue

PBS’s nearly four decade-old nightly newscast is about to face some serious cuts. The New York Times reports that an internal memo from PBS NewsHour’s executive producer Linda Winslow indicates that the show’s producer, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, will be closing two…

Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff

Blekko has both reduced its staff and raised new funding. According to a report from Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land, who had an email exchange with CEO Rich Skrenta, the company laid off eight people earlier this week as…

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Entire Photography Staff

In yet another sign of the effect the internet has had on physical newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times this week announced that it has laid off all of its staff photographers. The newspaper released a statement on the move, saying that…

ESPN Layoffs Confirmed, Details Emerging

Yesterday, rumors began to surface that sports TV news station ESPN will soon be laying off some of its employees. Now, the company, which is owned mainly by The Walt Disney Company, has confirmed that layoffs are incoming. ESPN has…

Is ESPN Starting A Round of Layoffs?

Is the worldwide leader in sports getting ready to start cutting some of their fat? If the report at Deadspin is to be believed, the answer is, it certainly looks that way. In fact, the report indicates “hundreds” will be…

Tumblr Gets Rid Of Storyboard, Team

Tumblr announced that it is shutting down its Storyboard project. According to reports, the company has laid off the tour-person team behind it. Storyboard launched last May. Here’s an overview: Here’s what Tumblr had to say about its demise on…

Disney Layoffs to Expand to Studios, Consumer Products

Earlier this week, The Walt Disney Company announced that it has closed down the LucasArts games studio and laid off a large number of employees. While layoffs and studio closings in the games industry have not been rare over the…

Google Lays Off 1,200 More Employees At Motorola

Google has the unenviable position turning around Motorola Mobility and making it profitable again. That means the company has to make some tough decisions that will affect its employees around the world. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has…

Epic Shuts Down Impossible Studios After Just Six Months

Epic Games today announced that it is shutting down Impossible Studios. No reason was give other than “it wasn’t working out for Epic.” Impossible was formed only six months ago, on August 9, 2012. The employees at the company were…