Foxconn founder Guo Taiming responded to layoffs: talent is a valuable asset, layoffs only need to be eliminated

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Foxconn founder Guo Taiming responded to layoffs: talent is a valuable asset, layoffs only need to be eliminated

2018-12-06 00:25:36 17 ℃

Foxconn Guo Taiming

December 5, yesterday, Foxconn founder and president Guo Taiming participated in the 2018 cross-strait enterprise At the annual meeting of the summit, Guo Taiming delivered a speech and responded to the recent rumors of Foxconn layoffs. Guo Taiming said:

In the future, we will cooperate with educational institutions in each place to set up colleges to train our talents. By 2023, the number of technicians and engineers will increase to 300,000. Because the future production and manufacturing links will be unmanned, it is necessary for technicians to master the machinery, master the automation, and master the cloud engineering in the development (stage) of new products. Talent is now the most valuable asset. Everyone says that we want to lay off employees just because they are in the process of elimination.

There was a media report on Foxconn’s layoffs in 2019. In the report, Apple’s mobile phone sales were not good. As a result, Apple cut some orders, which led to the iPhone. Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision, a foundry of mobile phones, plans to cut 20 billion yuan (about 2.88 billion US dollars) in 2019. At the same time, Hon Hai Foxconn also plans to cut about 10% of non-technical personnel (perhaps a large part of the workers will be manufacturing), the first phase will be cut 100,000 in the first phase, and it is expected that 300,000 people will eventually be cut in the future.

Although Foxconn did not confirm the news of layoffs of 300,000 people, but now Guo Taiming's response should confirm the phenomenon of layoffs, but he hopes to increase the size of Foxconn's skilled workers.