Kotaku: Unity has laid off hundreds of people

Kotaku: Unity has laid off hundreds of people

According to Kotaku, Unity, the company responsible for the engine of the same name, is laying off - 300-400 people have already been laid off.The layoffs affected offices around the world.
Almost all the departments were affected, but most of all - engineers and the AI team.Employees were informed about the reduction in the sudden video call with the bosses.
Those laid off will get a month's pay and health insurance up front, and will also be allowed to apply for other jobs at Unity.
But here's the catch: hiring in all departments is now halted.They say Unity has suffered lately from staff turnover, inept leadership and regular changes in company strategy.Sources: Unity laying off hundreds of staffers: https://t.co/GbrMaz1DhE pic.twitter.com/jdEKA6NCrY- Kotaku (@Kotaku) June 29, 2022A couple weeks ago there was a meeting with three thousand Unity staffers.
There, CEO John Riccitiello assured that the company had no financial problems and that no one would be laid off.As of June 2020, Unity employed 3,300 people, according to its IPO filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
However, the company's LinkedIn and Glassdoor pages show a different number, more than 5,000.Recall that Unity recently acquired several large tech companies, including Ziva Dynamics, Weta Digital and Parsec.Added June 30 at 4:45 p.m.
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A Unity spokesperson confirmed the layoffs -- as part of a reallocation of resources that will affect about 4% of employees.As part of an ongoing planning process in which we regularly align resource levels with company priorities, we decided to reallocate some of the resources.
This is to avoid spreading our forces thinly and to support long-term growth.The result was some difficult decisions that affected about 4% of Unity's employees.
We thank those who are leaving the company for their contributions and will support them through this difficult period.
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