Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

HTC will lay off 1,500 in its Taiwan operations

HTC is firing 25% of its staff to cut costs once again		
		
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Mandy Jefferson | 03 July, 2018, 21:06

"HTC continues to review its operations to ensure production resources align with key strategic initiatives, so that the company can more effectively compete in its target markets while maintaining its innovative edge".

Under the $1.1 billion deal with Google, the United States tech giant took on half of HTC's research and development staff - about 2,000 people. Assistance will obviously be provided to all dismissed employees conforming to corporate social responsibility standards.

In a statement issued by the company, "Today HTC announces plans to optimize the manufacturing organizations in Taiwan". By the way, 1,500 of the 6,450 or so current jobs is close to 25 percent, which qualifies as a massive employment cutback.

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HTC manufactures Google's smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. In 2015, the company cut more than 2,000 jobs, slashing its workforce by 15 percent after posting its then biggest ever quarterly loss of Tw$8.0 billion.

The layoffs comprise 22% of HTC's entire workforce, and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2018. These layoffs are in addition to to earlier layoffs at the company's US offices as part of part of a restructuring that combined its smartphone and VR divisions.

Under the deal, half of HTC's smartphone research and development team - about 2,000 people - would go to Google.

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