Huawei Starts Laying Off Employees in US, India Amidst Falling Sales

Amid falling sales and growing fears among customers about US sanctions. UU. To its parent, Huawei, the Chinese smartphone provider, Honor, began cutting hundreds of jobs in India. According to a source cited by ET, the company is reducing its operations in the country due to a sharp drop in sales since the US. UU. They imposed sanctions on the company earlier this year.

According to the anonymous source, "… operations are being reduced and the services of those employees are no longer necessary. There is a reduction in personnel due to a drop in sales" . It is said Huawei employs some 6,000 people in India, although it is not immediately clear how many of them will be affected by the reduction in personnel, however, it is said that the affected employees include both internal staff and hired workers.

Job cuts, unfortunately, are not restricted to India. According to the AFP, Huawei is also eliminating more than 600 jobs in the US-based research and development branch, Futurewei Technologies. In a press release, the company said the layoffs are the result of "reduction of commercial operations" after the United States sanctions on the company and 68 of its subsidiaries.

Although commercial tensions between the US UU. And China declined a bit during the past month, Huawei continues to work on its new operating system, HongMeng OS, although the company reiterated last week that, unlike media reports, the new software is not meant to be an alternative. of Android. In addition to HongMeng, the company is also working on another operating system called ‘Harmony OS’ for smartphones and computers.

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