Rovio dumps 14% of staff

Rovio, the maker of games such as Angry Birds, has fired 110 members of staff.

Accounting for almost 14 per cent of the Rovio workplace, the move comes as the company shuts down its games studio in the Finnish city of Tampere. However some members of staff will be moved to the company’s headquarters in Espoo.

In a statement, Rovio said: “As part of its reorganisation, several positions have been opened for internal applicants. The final number of employees impacted depends on how many of these new positions are filled.”

The company noted that the job loss is smaller than the 130 previously predicted.

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