AMD and HP will be watched by Taiwan's labor regulators to see if they exceed laws allowing only 10% of total staff to be laid off at a time. (File Photo/Hung Hsi-lung)
US electronics companies AMD and HP delivered layoff notifications for 24 and 20 of their Taiwanese employees, respectively, to the Taipei city government on Nov. 4, according to the city's labor department chief Chen Yeh-hsin.
The department will pay close attention to the layoff plans even though the number of employees affected is far less than that regulated by the country's Labor Standards Law, Chen said. No appeal or mediation requests have thus far been issued by laid-off employees.
AMD employs around 12,000 employees worldwide and notified the city's labor department of layoffs of 24 local workers, is part of the total 1,400 layoffs it is planning. The number of laid-off Taiwanese workers remains well under the 10% of total local employees allowed by Taiwanese regulations, Chen said.
AMD has promised to keep watch on its business prospects to see if it will be able to reduce the number of layoffs in the future. HP did not offer any explanation about further layoff plans, according to the department.
Chen Yeh-hsin 陳業鑫