Huawei has outsourced its lower level staff from a company, called Saudi Network Services, told us sources familiar with the situation.
We are told that the drive is in continuation of Huawei’s policy of shedding its workforce, but with a different strategy, that is to switch its staff to a third party company in first phase (then a single email of “Services not required” to SNS may do the rest).
Office boys, receptionists and other similar level staff is now handed over to SNS, however, they will remain working for Huwaei but their employer will be SNS now onwards.
Move can be termed wise in sense of cutting cost and getting work done efficiently, but outsourcing staff is against Huawei’s tradition; as Huawei is well-known for keeping its information according to the top security priorities. However, in case of outsourced workforce, they have given a soft target to competitors to dig out their secrets very easily.