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Distress bells toll as HTC plans yet another massive layoff

HTC's struggles continue. (Source: News4Europe)
HTC's struggles continue. (Source: News4Europe)
HTC continues to take hit after hit. The Taiwanese company's mobile business has suffered over the past few years, and the company is set to downsize its workforce yet again, slightly over a year after it laid off 1,500 staff.
Ricci Rox,

HTC's mobile business has been dire straits for a while now. The company, over the past three years, has recorded steady, increasing losses. While the company saw a 66% rise in monthly revenue back in August, it would seem that such a win hasn't done much to offset the effects of previous losses.

According to reports coming from Taiwan, the company is set to carry out another workforce cut, in the form of yet another layoff round. The source report claims that the company believes the layoff to be important in its plans to develop its VIVE and mobile business moving forward. Laid-off employees will be entitled to full year-end bonuses for two months.

HTC's mobile business has been...uninspiring. Poorly managed, too, most would agree. The company has stuck to making solid pieces of hardware with a few unmanageable shortcomings, at uncompetitive price points. Recent issues with poor support have done little to mitigate the effects of such product development. Some would argue that the company has lost touch with the wants of its target buying demographic, even.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-12-26 (Update: 2019-12-26)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.