In The Face Of Weakening Demand, Adobe Sheds 600 Workers

Today, Adobe announced it would lay off 600 workers, or 8 percent of its total headcount. The recession is forcing it to reduce its sales forecasts for the next two quarters. No wonder it canceled its booth at Macworld. When the big guys are hurting, everybody hurts.

That brings our Layoff Tracker up to 76,000 tech jobs lost since late August. Adobe joins Leapfrog, which announced on Monday it will cut 70 people (10 percent) and Trutap, which will let 25 people go (80 percent) and is looking to sell the remains of the company.