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Shopee to layoff workers in PH—will reveal a new endorser tomorrow

Shopee Philippines will be laying off workers after reporting a MASSIVE USD 931 million loss (around PHP 55B) in the second quarter of 2022.
Shopee to layoff workers in PH—will reveal a new endorser tomorrow
Shopee is in trouble?

Shopee will layoff workers in PH

According to a report from Inquirer, the e-commerce firm will lay off some of its employees to "optimize" business after suffering from the above-mentioned losses.

Apart from the alleged PH layoff, Shopee has already started downsizing its staff in Singapore and China. In India, The company also recently made an exit in France and fourth other Latin American countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.

These suggest that the company is in a bad shape at the moment.

A representative of the company told the newspaper giant (Inquirer) that,

These changes are part of our ongoing efforts to optimize operating efficiency with the goal of achieving self sufficiency across our business. We are extending support to our affected colleagues during this transition,

Meanwhile, the brand earlier revealed that it will reveal its newest endorser tomorrow September 29, 2022. Based on its teasers, the said endorser is probably Toni Gonzaga, a controversial local celebrity.

This move by Shopee Philippines also backfired immediately. Some netizens have started expressing their disappointment about it, added 1-star reviews, and even uninstalled the app.

Some the netizens said that,

Sa Lazada na lang pala ako bibili...
I won't be using Shopee muna...
May pambayad ng endorser pero sa empleyedo wala...

Shopee's teaser on its official social media page also garnered 1.4K "angry" and 821 "haha" reactions. The "like" and "heart" reactions are 218 and 149 only, respectively.

What do you guys think?

Sources: Inquirer, Facebook 1, 2

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