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Jd’s downsizing is still going on with more than 1,000 people leaving the company

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China’s Internet companies have been undergoing mass layoffs in recent days, with Internet giant JD.com continuing its layoff, which has lasted for two weeks, with more than 1,000 people leaving the company, according to an employee.

For JingDong this wave of layoffs, the laid-off workers expressed helplessness, while the existing employees also feel terrified. For many of the laid-off workers, it’s not clear why they were laid off.
Li Xin of JingDong Logistics has worked in JingDong for 8 years. She said in an interview that the scale of layoffs in the headquarters of JingDong Logistics was about 30%. As for the reason of the layoffs, Li Xin said that the leaders only informed her that she was selected by the group personnel, and relevant personnel did not know who was on the list, and the compensation plan was “N+1”.

Wang Jia, another JingDong logistics employee who was laid off, previously worked as an operation post in a branch of JingDong Logistics for more than four years. Joyce said, at present the employees laid off workers belong to the P sequences, O sequence (such as a line of sorting, the logistics staff) is not involved, he belongs to branch staff ratio is about 40%, said the layoffs standards for nearly two years the leadership of the branch performance appraisal as a reference for screening, conversation, said Joyce for nearly two years without outstanding performance was laid. As for the reason of the layoff, the leader only mentioned “the change of the company’s organizational structure”.

JongDong Health also saw layoffs in several departments. Zhang Ming of JD Health said, “The layoffs in the medical department will be around 20 percent, and the layoffs in Internet hospitals, which are heavily invested in development, will be 60 to 70 percent.” Zhang said the layoffs in the medical department, which is one of JingDong Health’s core departments, meant a higher proportion of layoffs in other departments. Enlin Jin, who is now CHIEF executive of JD Health, previously headed the medical department.

The biggest feeling among current employees about the cuts was “chaos”.

For the layoffs, Zhang Ming thinks it is very sudden. “At the beginning of January, JingDong Health was still hiring, and then on January 17, it suddenly tightened up and said it was going to lay off workers, which became very fast,” he said. Some employees had already been interviewed before the end of the year and had recently formally resigned.

In addition, the pace of layoffs is very fast. Zhang Jing, a current employee, said a colleague at JD Industry was informed on Tuesday that the entire department was dismissed and had to leave the company the next day without any buffer time.

At the same time, staff “turnover” (job transfer) is also more chaotic. Ms Zhang says more staff have moved to her department following the downsizing. Zhang Jing does not understand this move. “There are several people from retail and other departments, and it takes a long time to learn this position, so I don’t understand why we have to lay off the experienced person and find a new person to learn it again.” There were also employees who were told they could move to another department after being laid off. “A colleague was called back when he signed a temporary agreement and was transferred to another department.”

Many of the layoffs are in school recruitment. In the interview, Zhang Jing said that the department’s school enrollment was only half a year, and the severance compensation was just one month’s salary, which was of little significance and lost the identity of the school enrollment.

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