Two months ago, Rovio Entertainment, the maker of hit game / franchise Angry Birds, said it would be laying off up to a 130 people in Finland to move towards what it calls a ‘simplified organization’.
This morning, the company announced that it will fire fewer people after all, reducing its workforce by approximately 110 employees and opening a number of positions for internal applicants. It said the final number of employees impacted depends on how many of these new positions are filled.
The Angry Birds maker also announced that it will consolidate all its Finland operations in its HQ in Espoo (just outside Helsinki), resulting in discontinuing the Tampere studio operations under Rovio.
It will be interesting to see if its new leadership can get Rovio back on the rails.