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Acer denies job cuts planned in Taiwan

Acer denies job cuts planned in Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Acer Inc. (??), the world's fifth-largest PC maker, denied media reports on Tuesday that the company intends to cut around 10 percent of its workforce in Taiwan because of disappointing sales. In an e-mail statement, Acer described the alleged job cut plan as a "misunderstanding" by local media outlets, saying that it was planning a restructuring of its organization as part of its normal efforts to optimize operations. Acer said it has nearly 3,000 employees based in Taiwan (including subsidiaries) and has entered the second phase of a recruiting drive for its cloud business in 2015, including demand for people in project planning and management, software and hardware engineering and big data analytics to strengthen the company's core and new businesses. Chinese-language Apple Daily first reported Acer's job cuts plan, saying the company had asked its top executives in Taiwan to shed at least 15 jobs in the fourth quarter from the current 180 employees involved in the running of the company's domestic market business. The planned cut in people, including early retirement programs, has dealt a blow to the morale of Acer's Taiwanese employees just as the company is narrowing its local market share gap with leading player Asustek Computer Inc. (??), the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. (By Jeffrey Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-23 08:22 GMT+08:00