Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.2 - Software publishing

198 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 August 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish game developer, Rovio Entertainment, has announced plans to cut up to 230 positions in Finland out of a total workforce of 260 .

The planned reduction amounts to more than a third of the company's entire workforce. The aim is to restructure and concentrate the company's activities on games, media and consumer products. The company CEO stated that, while 2015 has been a good year for the company, "[...] fundamental changes are needed to ensure Rovio succeeds in its global ambitions to be the leading entertainment company with mobile games at its heart".

In 2014, the ERM reported on another restructuring case at Rovio, with 110 redundancies. Update 2015-11-04: Rovio Entertainment has concluded employer-employee negotiations and decided to cut 198 jobs in Finland and 15 jobs abroad.


  • 26 August 2015: HBL.fi
  • 26 August 2015: Forbes.com
  • 21 October 2015: tivi.fi


Eurofound (2015), Rovio Entertainment, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 84516, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84516.