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Shopee lays off some employees in Singapore amid 'turbulent period', working with union to support those affected

Shopee lays off some employees in Singapore amid 'turbulent period', working with union to support those affected
Weeks after news came that e-commerce firm Shopee’s parent company was trimming its manpower at its gaming livestream business Garena and its development arm, some staff members at Shopee’s headquarters in Singapore have received notice that they will be retrenched. 

TODAY understands that a low single-digit percentage of Singapore employees at Shopee will be affected.

The latest development is part of a broader wave of job cuts across the region that it announced on Monday (Sept 19), including Indonesia where it will let go of 3 per cent of its employees.

In a joint statement with the Creative Media and Publishing Union — which represents Shopee’s employees — Shopee said that it is in touch with the union and the National Trades Union Congress’ Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).

“The company has assured the Creative Media and Publishing Union that appropriate compensation packages will be extended to affected employees in line with market norms,” it added.

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