The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the labor market and has led to hiring freezes, wage cuts and cuts.
The British electronics company Dyson is not spared from this. It announced yesterday (July 23) that it will cut 900 jobs worldwide due to the impact of COVID-19 on consumer demand.
600 of these are jobs in the UK. Retail and customer service professionals are primarily affected, and they will be moved to other roles whenever possible.
Dyson did not go into the remaining 300 jobs.
In total, the planned layoffs will affect around 6 percent of the company's global workforce with 14,000 employees.
In a statement sent by email, a Dyson spokesman said that the demand for its products, ranging from floor cleaners and air cleaners to hairdryers to lighting, has "stayed strong" but the way people use them bought, have changed.
"The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated changes in consumer behavior and therefore requires changes in the way we treat our customers and how we sell our products," said the company.
"We continue to develop our organization and reflect on these changes in order to become faster, more agile and more sustainable."
What about singapore
Dyson was controversial last year over the decision to move its UK headquarters to Singapore, where it was planned to manufacture an electric vehicle before the project was canceled.
It was touted as the first electric car manufacturing facility in Singapore, but Dyson has abandoned the $ 4.3 billion plan last year. 20 employees in Singapore were affected by this closure.
In July of last year, Dyson's CEO said the company expects its workforce to "grow significantly over the next few years," despite not providing accurate numbers.
The company also plans to double its Science Park workforce, which is reported to create another 190 jobs over the next five years.
Regardless, Dyson also announced that it will employ more than 2,000 people in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines over the next four years.
Dyson is currently hiring 27 jobs in Singapore on its job portal, including engineers, software analysts, and project managers.
You can view the careers page here.
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