Jobs lost at San Francisco headquarters to “better align operations with strategy”

Gree lays off 30 per cent of San Francisco staff

Japanese mobile firm Gree has laid off almost a third of its staff at its San Francisco HQ.

The layoffs were confirmed by CEO Andrew Sheppard, revealing that the cuts had been made at Gree International, the firm’s Western arm, according to GamaSutra.

“Today, we made the difficult decision to reduce the workforce of our Gree International inc. business by 30 per cent,” he said in a statement.

“This was done to better align operations with our development goals and business strategy. Several teams in San Francisco were impacted – we are working closely with each and every person to ensure the smoothest transition possible. 

“Offices in other locations were not affected.”

The news follows just a few months after Gree decided to shut down its entire Vancouver studio.

Earlier this year, Gree reported that profits had slipped further as competition heats up in the crowded mobile market.

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