Sony Online Entertainment lays-off 5% of its workforce

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:44 GMT

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Sony Online Entertainment has announced that it is to lay-off 41 full-time employees, which equals 5 percent of the workforce.

SOE says that it will not be providing any interviews or further comment on the matter, according to a statement sent to Massively.

“In a move to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs, Sony Online Entertainment has eliminated 5% of its full-time workforce, equaling 41 people.

“SOE looks forward to continuing its leadership role in the online games industry as it celebrates the highly successful launch of Free Realms, the 10-year commemoration of its ground-breaking EverQuest franchise, and the continued performance of the company’s other games.”

No word on which positions were eliminated.

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