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[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees as Part of Reorganization

As part of a major reorganization of its gaming division, Disney laid off 700 employees at Disney Interactive. This represents nearly 26 percent of its staff.
The layoffs were expected but according to some reports the number of employees affected was still staggering.
This latest round of layoffs within Disney were the result of a decision to combine Disney’s mobile gaming division and social games, in addition to the decision to scale back development of all game types.
Disney has said they are now going to rely on outside licensing for most games.
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[7 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
10 Employees Cut from Disney Interactive

Disney Interactive Media Group laid off ten employees earlier this week, according to a source who is familiar with the situation but was not authorized to speak publicly about the job cuts.
According to this source, the lay offs were in the company’s games publishing team. In a statement, Disney Interactive said:
Disney Interactive continually evaluates its resources to align with the division’s goals and business opportunities. As part of that effort, Disney Interactive made targeted layoffs today.
This latest batch of lay offs seem minor compared to January 2011’s, where over 200 …

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[20 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Experiences a Second Round of Layoffs

Disney Interactive Media Group has initiated a second round of layoffs, resulting in nearly 80 more employees losing their jobs.  The move comes hot on the heels of January’s layoff, when 200 staffers on the video games side were let go.
Combined with the layoffs in January, the company has now experienced a job loss of seven percent.
Co-Presidents John Pleasants and Jimmy Pitaro have intentionally kept low profiles since landing their roles in October, but Disney did release a statement that confirmed the layoffs as “part of setting a strategic direction for future success in …