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Report: DHGate Cuts Staff, Some Departments Down 50%



DHGate may be the latest in the string of high profile Chinese e-commerce companies to make high-profile staff cuts. First it was Groupon China (twice), then it was Vancl, and now inside sources are telling TechWeb that DHGate is making staff cuts across the board and has slashed some departments by more than 50 percent.

A DHGate spokesperson told Techweb:

There has been some adjustment recently, but it is normal structural adjustment, not layoffs. DHGate’s operating costs are not high, and it’s not an economic adjustment. The company is always trying out new spheres [of business], new technology, new methods and practices. For successful programs, we continue and increase investment, but for a few non-ideal programs, we may have to make adjustments.

There’s not much more detail than that at this point, so it’s a bit of a he-said-she-said. We’ll keep an eye on this story and will be sure to update you when the truth of the situation becomes clearer.

[Via Techweb]

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