Zynga deletes again 18 percent of jobs




Zynga dismisses 18 percent of its employees, according to the first quarterly report of this year. 364 employees will lose their jobs, which together with other measures, $ 100 million, 88 million, must save. The company suffered in the first quarter $ 46 million loss.

Zynga wants to be focusing on games in five categories, is the first quarterly report of this year’s action-strategy games, social casino, invest and express, casual games and driving games. Zynga will this year launch six to eight new mobile games, and also focus on the current hits. The company is known for Facebook games like Farmville and Words with Friends.

Two years ago held Zynga also once a round of redundancies, where 18 percent of the workforce, the door was rejected. When it came to 520 employees. The company is a long time in heavy weather; the players numbers of its Facebook games, contracted sharply. In 2013 decreased the number of daily active players by nearly half, from 72 million to 39 million. In the first quarter of this year there were 25 million people who daily played a Zynga game. This is a slight decrease compared to the first quarter of last year. Throughout 2014 Zynga made a loss of $ 226 million, representing nearly 200 million; the first quarter of this year amounted to 46 million dollar loss. Next quarter Zynga expects that the loss is 50 to 54 million dollars.

A few weeks ago, left the Microsoft Xbox derived director Don Mattrick the company after less than two years spent at the helm. Matt Rick was hired in 2013 as CEO to help Zynga in the doldrums, but there he failed. Co-founder Mark Pincus is now director of the company.


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