HTC makes redundant 20% of its US division, which is about 150 employees
HTC has certainly been a lot better. Although it managed to produce some amazing device that is really beautiful and quite impressive it certainly is not where its leaders expected it to be now this leads to some changes in the structure of the company but not major ones.
The sales numbers have even led to some calling in for the CEO, Peter Chou’s resignation. The Verge has now confirmed that HTC America has made some quite dramatic redundancies in its workforce. Although, the HTC America is a relatively small branch of the manufacturer of Taiwan and it only has about 150 employees the Verge now claims that the firm may have made redundant as much as 20% or about 30 employees.
For now the information has been confirmed by HTC, however, the Taiwanese manufacturer has not disclosed exactly how many people have lost their jobs today. The statement is both optimistic and defensive in a way.
If for the purposes of clarity and objectivity we have to quote HTC it says that “reduction in force” was a “decisive action … to streamline and optimize our organization and improve efficiencies after several years of aggressive growth.”
President of HTC for Amrica, Jason Mackenzie, apparently said to his team that “the stark reality is that our business results are not where we want them to be,” and for now it seems that the layoffs are part of “a broader plan to simplify our organization, sharpen our teams focus, improve our speed in decision-making, and drive greater empowerment through our team, while reducing our overall cost structure.”
Overall, we cannot say that we like the fact that HTC is laying off employees, however, we hope that the Taiwanese manufacturer optimizes their facilities and efficiency because they seem to become a much more important player on the global market year after year.
Source: The Verge