Disney Plans Hundreds of Layoffs in Interactive Division This Week

Disney Plans Hundreds of Layoffs in Interactive Division This Week

It's just the latest round of cuts for Disney Interactive, which has struggled with profitability

Walt Disney Co. is planning layoffs at its interactive division, which has already had multiple rounds of cuts in recent years, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

A Disney spokesman called the report speculative and declined to comment further. As many as 200 pink slips were expected at Disney Interactive sometime this week, after Disney reports its quarterly financial results, the WSJ reported.

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Some restructuring was expected after the company tapped Jimmy Pitaro to head the interactive studio late last year, taking over for the departing John Pleasants. The two were named co-presidents together in 2010.

Disney Interactive is responsible for the media giant’s gaming, online, social media, mobile and other digital properties. The division cut about 150 people last Spring and about 50 in September 2012.