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DJI denies reports of 50 percent layoff, and hints new products

Zhu Shenshen
The company's PR director says reports of mass layoffs are "ridiculous rumors," while also hinting the release of new drone products.
Zhu Shenshen

Shenzhen-based drone manufacturer DJI denied public speculation on Thursday that it had laid off 50 percent of its workforce.

Words had earlier spread on several Chinese social media platforms that DJI had cut half of its employees and forbid them from entering its offices. 

“They are ridiculous rumors. We are working on key projects and going to bring a surprise to global consumers,” Xie Tiandi, DJI's public relations director, said on his official Weibo account, implying the release of new drone models.

DJI is also offering drones and technologies to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. The company has so far offered drones for 40 public organizations in the United States to help prevent the virus from spreading, Xie said

Since February, volunteers in Shanghai have organized services for local communities using DJI’s drones, including sterilization and inspection work, Shanghai Daily reported earlier.

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