Report: Disney Interactive cuts 80 more staff

[Update 2:03 pm] A Disney spokesperson has confirmed the layoffs to Shacknews and echoed the official statement below.

[Original Story] Disney Interactive has reportedly been hit with another round of layoffs in addition to the ones in January. Paid Content (via GamesIndustry) reports that almost 80 employees were laid off, composing about 2% of the work force.

In January, Disney let go of 250 employees, and rumor had it that more stages of layoffs would come. Disney reportedly issued a statement to Paid Content saying these were "targeted" layoffs to set the stage for "future success in digital media."

Disney confirmed the January layoffs, saying it was "part of setting a strategic direction for future success in the digital media space." We've sent an inquiry to Disney Interactive regarding the report, but have not heard back as of time of writing.