Social Networking site Digg shed 10 percent of its staff on Thursday.
The lay offs come on the heels of plans to overhaul the site's design and the departure of CEO Jay Adelson.
Adelson was replaced by company founder Kevin Rose in April. It was Rose who announced the cuts today on Digg's site.
"This is one of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make recently but we strongly believe that it is the right decision for the long-term health of the company," Rose wrote. "The only way for us to truly succeed is to adapt and adjust as necessary."
Rose said that in light of the redesign, the company would shift its emphasis to engineering and development. In fact, the Digg chief said the company was still hiring people to fill out those departments.
Adelson had earlier said that he planned to hire 50 engineers this year, according to a March interview with Mashable. He also said that the site would change the way it curates stories and ranks their popularity.