Zynga is laying off over 18 per cent of its work force



May 4, 2013

Casual games behemoth Zynga is laying off 18 per cent of its staff, the company has announced.

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus revealed the unfortunate news today in a blog post, where he explained that the restructuring is to help bulk up the publisher's finances while it attempts to make a larger impact on the mobile space.

"These moves, while hard to face today, represent a proactive commitment to our mission of connecting the world through games. Mobile and touch screens are revolutionising gaming," said Pincus. "Our opportunity is to make mobile gaming truly social by offering people new, fun ways to meet, play and connect. By reducing our cost structure today we will offer our teams the runway they need to take risks and develop these breakthrough new social experiences."

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