BYD denies report of staff-reduction
Updated: 2011-03-01 11:33
By Ren Jie (chinadaily.com.cn)
BYD Co Ltd, backed by the US billionaire Warren Buffett, denied an earlier report that it is implementing a staff reduction plan, caijing.com.cn said, citing a Feb 28 report by Hong Kong media.
The report also said some departments are still recruiting new employees.
BYD started reducing its staff around the Spring Festival holiday. Two thirds of employees have been fired in some vehicle sales departments, the Beijing-based Economic Observer reported Feb 26.
It also said over 190,000 workers have been recruited by the auto maker in mid-2010. Still, it has never been reported how many workers serve its auto or IT business.
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