Gionee, once one of China largest smartphone manufacturers, said it has begun laying off employees at its headquarter, according to NetEase reports (in Chinese). The Shenzhen-based company is reportedly cutting as much as 50% of jobs at its headquarter.

The job cut is merely a continuation of bad news from Gionee. Just last week, Gionee released a statement on its official Weibo account that it has begun laying off almost half of its workers at its main manufacturing plant in Dongguan.

A Gionee employee quoted by NetEase said that “this situation has been dragging on for too long without a clear explanation from the company. Some employees lost their patience and have decided to quit, others are still waiting for the severance plan to come out.”

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.