Next on Sega's release schedule: 30 employees

For a "recession-proof" industry, there sure is heck of a lot of people losing their jobs in the games business. Sega of America has joined EA, Pandemic, Eidos, Free Radical, and others in this disturbing trend, asking thirty of its workers to clear their desks, all in the name of "[reducing] cost structure and ensure long-term success." Sad face.

Also, concerned face. What a scary time it is to be employed in this any industry! Needless to say, our best wishes go to those who were laid off; we hope you find work soon, guys and gals!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.