THQ wireless division to drop 100 jobs

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 30 January 2009 21:23 GMT

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THQ’s boss Brian Farrell’s confirmed the publisher is to “restructure” its wireless division, as reported yesterday, resulting in the loss of 100 jobs.

In a note to employees, the exec said:

“As part of our goal of aligning our business to focus on our most competitive product categories, we have decided to streamline our THQ Wireless operations to focus only on games for high-end handheld devices. Given today’s market environment, we believe our focus on the high-end handheld market is critical to strengthening our market position and achieving profitability. As a result, we will be downsizing our wireless group and will be closing our San Diego, UK and Germany wireless offices. Approximately 100 employees will be affected.”

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