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HTC to raise salaries next year despite dull sales in 2012

HTC to raise salaries next year despite dull sales in 2012

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taiwan's HTC Corp., the world's No. 5 smartphone maker by market share, will raise salaries next year despite lower sales figures in 2012 than a year earlier, CEO Peter Chou said Monday. "We'll definitely raise our employees' salaries, giving bigger increases particularly to those whose monthly pay is less than NT$50,000 (US$1,724.2)," Chou said in response to reporters' questions at a press briefing to unveil HTC's latest commercial. Chou, however, did not give any further details about the pay hike, saying only that HTC values its employees and treats them well by offering "mid- to upper" range salaries and benefits. "I'd like to encourage everyone to work hard together to usher in a prosperous new year," he said. Asked if he will remain CEO of the company for at least another year, Chou sidestepped the question, saying that people should seize the moment, live for today and make the best of it. "HTC is ready, and we're all confident of the future," he said. (By James Lee)


Updated : 2021-04-12 03:37 GMT+08:00