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Gree International cuts staff at San Francisco office to focus on marketing and publishing

Gree International cuts staff at San Francisco office to focus on marketing and publishing

Gree International has laid off an unspecified number of employees at its San Francisco office as part of ongoing restructuring at the company.

The office will now be used largely as a marketing and publishing office following the redundancies. This suggests it will be development staff that are most affected by the cuts.

The redundancies come despite GREE seeing a quarterly sales growth in its last quarter. But as reported by VentureBeat, the company has found the cost and demand for staff in San Francisco to be on the rise and it is looking to cheaper markets to reduce its outgoings.

Hard to say goodbye

"This reduction is due largely to the fact that we, like many other companies in the mobile games space, are expanding our development efforts in international markets," said GREE International in a statement.

"These are challenging times and it's always hard to say goodbye to such great people who have helped make Gree an amazing place to work. We thank everyone affected for their hard work and wish them nothing but the best of luck in their future endeavors."

GREE previously cut its San Francisco workforce by 30% in 2015. The cuts continue a trend of the company's decline following rapid global expansion over the last few years.

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