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Xpeng Motors Responds to Termination of New Graduate Job Offers

Chinese electric vehicle company XPeng It was recently discovered that Motors had broken employment contracts with 20 new graduates. The company responded to Chinese media on Friday, saying that due to recent job adjustments and optimization of the merit pay system in some departments, a small number of newly hired graduates have been affected. The company added that it would continue communication and handle the matter properly.

According to XPeng Motors, since the start of 2021, the company has hired more than 10,000 new employees, of which approximately 1,600 are new graduates, with 900 more to be hired in the future. They are expected to start work in July.

The company also said that in 2022 it will continue to invest in its strategic innovation business as well as green businesses, increasing investment in R&D and cultivating talent. It will continue to recruit employees for R&D, manufacturing, data and sales departments. At the same time, the recruitment of new graduates will remain at the center of its recruitment work. However, the company also aims to control and adjust some non-core activities as well as middle and back office operations, further improving its internal strength, management efficiency and business performance.

Previously, according to a Chinese netizen’s posting on a professional networking platform, a senior student studying in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, reported that he had received an offer from XPeng Motors through campus recruitment last year, then signed a labor contract with the company. However, in May this year, the company’s HR said the company could not provide the job due to business adjustments.

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The student also said that the company provided him with 5,000 yuan ($749) as compensation and that there were more than 20 students who received job offers like him for various reasons, such as because the potential employee’s university was not good, the individual was not suitable, and the operation of the company.

By the end of May, the critical period of college campus recruitment in China is basically over, and the relevant recruitment channels will be completely closed. Some netizens said on a social media platform, “Basically, everyone has signed the contract that after graduation they will be employed by the company. However, at that time, the company broke the contract and only compensated 5,000 yuan ($749), which ruined the future of our new graduates at such a low cost, they can’t find a job easily now.