Huawei reportedly planning to lay off hundreds of US workers

Chinese tech giant Huawei is preparing to lay off hundreds of its US workers, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

The Shenzhen, China-headquartered consumer electronics business has come under scrutiny from the Trump administration after the President placed a ban on US sales to the company, citing potential security threats.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Huawei is now planning to lay off workers at a research subsidiary called Futurewei Technologies, which operates a number of research labs.

Some of Huawei’s Chinese employees will have the option of relocating back to China to remain within the company. 

Back in May, the White House issued a new order allowing the US Commerce Secretary to prevent US companies from selling to entities designated a threat to national security.

The new order has meant Huawei is no longer able to buy some of the parts and software required for its products. 

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