OnePlus launched its newest flagship telephones, the OnePlus eight and OnePlus eight Professional, lower than two weeks in the past, however the Chinese language cellphone maker is now shedding workers in regional workplaces all through Europe, based on a report from Engadget.
It doesn’t seem that the layoffs are coronavirus-related; moderately, OnePlus seems to be dramatically downsizing workplaces in UK, France and Germany, with reductions in headcount as excessive as 80 % for some workplaces. In some workplaces, there are simply three workers, the report says.
Engadget experiences that workplaces in Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands weren’t affected, as OnePlus sees these areas as extra promising development markets. As such, Helsinki is now going to be the brand new European HQ for OnePlus, the report states, with the prior operation being based in London.
This may occasionally have been a very long time coming; OnePlus fashions within the UK solely work on one service, the worldwide supplier Three, and the corporate hasn’t had strategic relationships with different carriers that function within the UK for fairly a while.
“Europe is a vital marketplace for us and has been for the reason that starting of OnePlus,” an organization spokesperson instructed Engadget. “We’re doing a little strategic restructuring in Europe, and actually are even hiring within the area.”
Earlier at the moment, OnePlus’ longtime US-based public relations supervisor, Eric Zarshenas, announced on Twitter he would even be departing the corporate, in an apparently unrelated state of affairs:
1/2 Some private information. After over four years and 10 product launches, the OnePlus eight Collection launch was my final at OnePlus.
After I joined OnePlus, a couple of frantic weeks earlier than the OnePlus 2 launch, we had been a scrappy upstart doing our greatest to create telephones in a really crowded house.
— Eric Zarshenas (@Masoud_Z) April 16, 2020