Zhihu, a Quora-like leading Chinese Q&A platform, was reported on December 20 to be undergoing a personnel adjustment, with the affected proportion reaching 10%.
Several Xiaomi employees recently wrote on Chinese career and social networking platform Maimai that during a product launch conference on December 11, roughly 6,000 employees received notices of being laid off.
Liang Rubo, CEO of Chinese internet technology company ByteDance, said at the All-Hands employee meeting held on December 14 that the company would continue to make structural and personnel adjustments, which will be mild.
Lam Research, a US-based supplier of chip wafer fabrication equipment and provider of services for the semiconductor industry, has reportedly started to cut 10% or more of its staff in China.
Video streaming platform Bilibili reportedly launched a round of systematic cost reductions. A Bilibili spokesperson acknowledged that some businesses have been adjusted recently, along with various personnel adjustments, but denied any large-scale layoffs.
Chinese vehicle manufacturer Evergrande Auto is now in the midst of wage arrears and layoffs after plans were revealed to cut 60% of workers at its Tianjin plant.
One Chinese programmer whose IP address is located at Twitter's headquarters claimed that he was fired because he failed to pass Elon Musk's late-night code review, arousing significant attention on Chinese social media.
The cumulative number of layoffs in the technology industry so far this year is now estimated to have exceeded 100,000. For the Chinese community, the tide of layoffs in the internet sector has spread anxiety.
Meta announced 11,000 job cuts on November 9. Many affected individuals have since taken to TikTok to share their experiences and feelings of being laid off, and the ByteDance-owned short video platform has even begun to recruit a large number of them.
On the evening of November 9, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would lay off 13% of its workforce, affecting more than 11,000 employees. Many Chinese organizations in Silicon Valley have begun to recommend each other for new job opportunities.
Pony.ai, an autonomous driving company co-located in the Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Guangzhou, is undergoing business adjustments.
Reports have emerged claiming that the former CEO and CFO of Huobi, a crypto exchange that has been purchased by a Hong Kong-based investment company, have resigned, and that large-scale layoffs will be carried out. However, this report was then denied by company officials.
American chip designer Marvell is cutting some R&D roles for its operations in China. The firm did not specify how many employees would be affected by the cuts.
Agora, a Nasdaq-listed real-time voice and video engagement service provider, is carrying out a business adjustment with the "optimized" proportion of personnel positions to be about 30%.
Move-to-earn Web3 platform STEPN is reportedly planning to lay off more than 100 moderators, brand ambassadors, and others amid a struggling cryptocurrency market. However, the company said that such reports were "baseless claims that are factually inaccurate."
Shopee, an e-commerce giant with operations in Southeast Asia, reportedly demanded that laid-off employees pay compensation for damaged work computers. Shopee then confirmed this policy.
Shopee, an e-commerce platform owned by Singapore's Sea Limited, will cut some jobs around the world. According to one Shopee employee in Shenzhen, the company has reduced at least one business line in the base to a third of what it was.
In response to rumors that Great Wall Motors had rejected fresh graduates, staff of the firm's General Affairs and Personnel Department stated that it was impossible to confirm the authenticity of the news at present.
Chinese online recruitment platform BOSS Zhipin will implement an internal "361" merit pay appraisal system, and the bottom 10% of employees may be fired.
ByteDance's CEO Liang Rubo recently updated his personal OKR, which shows that ByteDance is updating its recruitment plan according to business needs and will greatly reduce the numbes it needs throughout 2022-23.