NEW YORK, July 14 – Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd plans extensive layoffs in the United States as the Chinese telecommunications equipment company struggles with its blacklist in the United States, Wall Street Journal reporting, listing people who are familiar with the subject.
It is expected that layoffs will affect jobs at Huawei's US research and development subsidiary, Futurewei Technologies, which employs around 850 people in research laboratories across the United States, the magazine said.
The dismissals could be hundreds, one person told the magazine. Huawei's Chinese employees in the United States were given the opportunity to return home and stay in the company, another person added.
Some of the employees have already been informed of their dismissal, while planned jobs may soon be announced, the newspaper said.
Huawei refused to comment when he contacted Reuters.
After the trade ministry decided to put Huawei on its so-called Entity List, Futurewei employees faced limitations in communicating with their colleagues at Huawei's home offices located in China, people said in the magazine.
Last week, Trade Minister Wilbur Ross said the US government would issue licenses to companies wishing to sell goods to Huawei, where there is no threat to national security. – Reuters