Huawei downsizes India workforce by 30 per cent


Following the layoff, Huawei’s team strength in India has reduced to 8000. 

The telecom equipment maker from China, Huawei, has reduced its workforce by over 30 per cent. This downsizing is an outcome of merger and consolidation in the telecom industry, which is leading to financial stress in this sector, and also for Huawei.

The employees at Huawei were evaluated on the basis of performance, network shutdowns and declining telecom business and asked to quit. However, a few of the employees in the field teams were rehired on contract.

After downsizing, Huawei’s team strength in India has been reduced to 8000. The workforce is employed across functions in sales, supply chain, R&D and network engineering.

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