Following the strategic contraction of Jingxi business, Jingxi Pinging personnel reduction action, jingdong internal other business lines have also been exposed to personnel reduction news.
Multiple employees told Jiemian.com that layoffs have occurred in jd Retail's platform ecology department, business Promotion Department, JD Logistics's technology and data intelligence department and JD's international business. According to multiple staff estimates, about 10 to 15 per cent of the staff will be laid off in jd.com's international operations.
According to a document circulating online, the cuts will involve a wider range of departments, ranging from 10% to 30%, including the search and recommendation platform department of JD retail sub-group and the technology and product innovation department of JD Technology sub-group.
Most of the employees contacted by Jiemian News have been interviewed by department leaders and HR since March 21, and are required to leave on March 31. For failing to give 30 days' notice, JD.com offered an "N+1" compensation plan. Interface news learned that there are still some employees in the negotiation stage with the company. Some employees feedback that they have not reached an agreement with the company on such issues as "whether the company should pay social security until April", "what proportion of salary should be converted into overtime, adjusted leave and unused annual leave", and "the stock commitment has not been exercised".
For some of the laid-off workers, the optimisation comes as a surprise. "Many departments were still hiring in mid-February," said a JD.com employee. "Some departments even required how many resumes each person had to find, which would count toward their personal OKR."
At the same time, according to the interface news, the layoffs also involve some fresh employees. An employee of JINGdong graduating in 2021 mentioned in an interview that the team of graduating employees have been interviewed, and interns are ready to leave. A number of employees said in their departments or other departments around the existence of cutting fresh graduates.
As for the internal unrest among employees, several employees told Jiemiannews that it was "unlikely". "This change is actually very difficult, the change of HC are locked." "Every department is getting laid off," one employee said. "There's not much point in switching." Another JD employee also confirmed to Jiemian.com news that "Abnormal HC is locked".
According to the financial data, JD.com performed poorly in the fourth quarter of 2021. Contrary to its previous low-margin operation, JD recorded a net loss of 5.2 billion yuan and an operating loss of 390 million yuan in the fourth quarter, compared with an operating profit of 590 million yuan in the same period in 2020. An employee of JD.com told Jiemian.com that the Spring Festival Gala project with high internal priority at the end of 2021 did not achieve ideal results, and the overall order number did not meet expectations.
According to Sina Finance, 10 percent to 15 percent of the employees in some areas of jingxi will be optimized, mainly focusing on the Jingxi Spelling business. Business people close to JINGxi said that the adjustment is mainly due to the strategic focus and regional focus of Jingxi, which will focus more on supply-chain core capability building in the future in the down market.
Under JD Retail sub-group, the ecology department of the platform related to third-party POP merchants and the Business Promotion Department closely related to commercialization saw layoffs. According to the staff, the business Promotion Department, which is responsible for the appearance and search recommendation of JD APP and web terminal, is an important department within JD retail. According to the staff estimate, the layoff rate of this department is about 20%.
In addition to JD.com, the Internet industry, such as Tencent, Alibaba and other companies have previously reported layoffs.
According to 36Kr, the biggest changes are in alibaba's lifestyle business, which includes local lifestyle businesses such as Ele. me and Koubei, as well as the Flying Pig business. The Paper also reported that Tencent's platform and content business Group (PCG) and Cloud and Smart Industry Business Group (CSIG) have started layoffs and tightened recruitment.
In the fourth quarter earnings call, Martin Lau, President of Tencent, responded that the Internet industry is facing structural challenges and changes, and Tencent will take the initiative to adjust. 'Overall, we will continue to increase our personnel this year,' he said. 'We will continue to introduce core science and technology talents and outstanding graduates.'
In view of the above content, jiemian news to jingdong for confirmation, as of press time no response.