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With the 11,000 dismissals of Meta (Facebook) and 3,500 of Twitter in the last week, the downturn afflicting the technology industry is becoming serious. There are gaming-related layoffs at large companies as well, and it looks like the gaming industry won’t be immune to these (hopefully temporary) setbacks.

But I have found some people doing work that will help those looking for work in the gaming industry. Amir Satvat, one of Amazon Games’ top publishing producers, has put together a regularly updated list of vacancies at game companies, as well as other resources for job seekers.

Its current roster has more than 13,000 jobs at 117 game companies, and you’ll see the spreadsheet link below, as well as its other resources. It’s a pretty amazing document for job seekers, with links to sites and types of open positions.

And, unfortunately, it is very current. Layoffs.fyi tracked 119,155 layoffs across 776 tech companies in 2022.

Since September we have seen layoffs at Snap (1,200), Credit Suisse (5,000), SoftBank (500), Twilio (800), DocuSign (670), Microsoft, Seagate, Zillow (300), Twitter (3,500), Stripe (1,120 ), Lyft (650), Salesforce (less than 1,000), and Redfin (862). And this week Meta (Facebook) has laid off 11,000 people, or 13% of its workforce, as Mark Zuckerberg said the pandemic push for social networking didn’t last.

This makes Satvat’s help welcome for job seekers. He noted that he has gotten help from developer and publisher recruiters that he knows what to add to the job tracker. She’s basically tracking developers or publishers with at least five open jobs and regularly updates the list via LinkedIn.

In addition to the list of open positions, it also has a dropbox link with a resume template, cover letter template, job tracker listing, and job search self-questionnaire.

It has links to a guide on using these materials together, another guide on job process preparation, an interview preparation guide, an interview preparation guide for Amazon specifically, a FAQ of common job questions, and a post on how to stay up to date on games.

Laura Thompson also has a link for job boards on LinkedIn.

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