Report: Gree Lays off 30 Employees at San Francisco Office

Mobile games publisher Gree has laid off an estimated 30 employees from its San Francisco office according to reports on Develop and GII. While the exact number of employees let go was not confirmed, the layoffs have been. According to Gree COO Anil Dharni, the staff reduction is part of re-alignment of its U.S. operations.

"We have recently aligned Gree's US studio to focus on creating the next generation of mobile social games," said Dharni.

"This shift in focus has been clearly demonstrated by the success and growth of our games," Dharni continued. "As part of ensuring that we are operating as efficiently as possible, we have made the difficult decision to reduce our work force. The employees leaving today have made great contributions to our success and we wish them all the best."

The current headcount at Gree's San Francisco office is unknown. This latest round of layoffs follow a staff reduction in December of last year that saw 25 employees let go after the company decided to abandon OpenFeint, its popular mobile social gaming network.

Source: Develop, GII

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