Philippines government: QDVC lays off 60 employees in Qatar

In one of the latest rounds of layoffs in Qatar, some 60 Filipinos working for Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC) have been notified that they will be out of work in less than two weeks, the government in Manila has said.

The country’s Department of Labor and Employment said in a statement that some of the affected workers have been with the company for up to a decade and hold “positions of consequence” paying “competitive salaries.”

The department added that the contracts of the affected individuals will be terminated by April 17 as part of the company’s downsizing and cost-cutting measures.