HONG KONG – The US-China trade war could affect up to 10,000 workers at Flex's plants in China, according to reports.
Reuters is reporting the job cuts could be coming as a result of a dispute with Huawei, which is reportedly upset after Flex stopped production on certain products and held raw material inventories at the behest of the US government.
Prior to the dispute, Flex factories in Changsha and Zhuhai are major suppliers of smartphones and 5G base stations to Huawei.
A Flex spokesperson said, “After careful review of the market situation and customer need, we are offering impacted employees job opportunities within Flex Zhuhai Industrial Park and other Flex locations.”
Flex reportedly employs around 50,000 people in China.