The Chinese Spring festival is around the corner, employees who labored for a whole year are expecting year-end bonus and a ticket to go home for family reunion, being laid off is the last thing they expect in this time leading up to the holiday season. However, some ecommerce companies just couldn’t cut them a slack and started cutting back staff prior to the holiday.

Gome is among one of those employers, the Chinese BestBuy confirmed to cut down around 200 staff while group buying service Qanpin.com downsized by 40%.

It’s been a tough year for some ecommerce companies in China, admittedly.They only lay off because they’re pessimistic about the market.

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.