According to Joystiq, YouTube giant Machinima has laid off 10% of its staff today. The report first surfaced when former staffers took to Twitter to announce they’d been laid off. Among those let go were Editorial Manager Bill Shibley and Director of Gaming Programming Justin Fassino. One of Fassino’s tweets about the situation read, “Effective immediately I am no longer at Machinima. Would love to send an official email with my contact info but they took my computer.”
Machinima Editor-in-Chief Rob Smith told Joystiq that the layoffs were “growing pains.” This sentiment was echoed in an official statement by the company: “Today Machinima underwent a reorganization to address its global growth, and this process unfortunately resulted in layoffs. Less than 10% of Machinima’s workforce was effected [sic].” Our thoughts are with those who’ve lost their jobs.