Angry Birds maker Rovio plans job cuts

October 2, 2014 8:26 AM

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Angry Birds maker Rovio plans job cuts

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the globally successful Angry Birds brand, said on Thursday it was planning to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 percent of its total workforce.

"We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialized. As a result, we announced today that we plan to simplify our organization ... we also need to consider possible employee reductions," Chief Executive Mikael Hed said in a statement.

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