Layoffs Hit Orange County: More Than 400 Employees Affected at Video Game Company

Irvine, CA: Activision Blizzard has informed state authorities of its decision to lay off 479 employees at the Blizzard Entertainment headquarters campus in Irvine.

The notice to California employment officials did not provide details on the individuals impacted by the reductions. These job cuts seem to be the most significant in the tech industry in Orange County for quite some time.

Microsoft Inc. recently acquired Activision Blizzard of Santa Monica and its Blizzard Entertainment unit. The company had previously announced significant layoffs among the video game staff.

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