Eons Fires One-Third Of Staff

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Mass firings can make people nervous – it’s only natural to wonder who’s next.  The remaining employees at Eons are apparently feeling peaceful, however, following a reorganization that saw 24 of their colleagues go.

For Eons, 24 is a significant number – it equals about one-third of the company’s personnel.  But don’t think poorly of those who are left; Xconomy’s Robert Buderi writes, “The perception is that the company – bloated in staff, with too many projects taking too many resources – is finally ‘focusing in on what works and jettisoning all the stuff that didn’t work,’ according to our source.”

Eons, by the way, is a social network for folks over the age of 50.  Icons on the homepage lead to sections about people, fun, love, money, body, “lifepath,” obits, games, and travel.  The most morbid of those – obits – is being viewed as dead weight, as is the area in which there are so many focused competitors – travel.

Aspects of the organization seem quite logical, then, and in no way should this development be seen as a sign that Eons is failing; just six months ago, the social network received $22 million in funding.

Still, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of lifespan – and what sort of success – the company experiences.  In the “About Us” section, founder and CEO Jeff Taylor writes, “Let’s Live to Be 100 (or die trying)!”

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