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Digg Fires 10 Per Cent of Staff

Digg, the social recommendation site has been forced to axe 10 per cent of its staff.

Kevin Rose, the co-founder of Digg announced the staff cut yesterday on his blog stating: "The only way for us to truly succeed is to adapt and adjust as necessary".

This news came following the sites redesign in March which aimed to give the site broader appeal. Rose said that a reshuffle of the company was necessary for the future of the company as it was planning another redesigned as well as increased engineering work in the forthcoming months.

The company blog posted up the email which had been sent out to all employees earlier that day. It stated: "This morning we faced the difficult task of reducing our team by about 10 per cent. This was an emotional and rough morning for everyone involved."

It continued: "Laying off dedicated and hard working individuals is extremely difficult, but we tried our best to treat everyone with the utmost respect and support. We strongly believe that it is the right decision for the long-term health of the company."

Rose has said that the company plan to hold a meeting in the near future in order to discuss the move with their employees.

The blog concluded: "In order to achieve our goals, we are putting more emphasis on the engineering and development efforts. In fact, we are still hiring for these teams as they are critical in getting us to where we need to be for the future."

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