HP set to slash up to 30,000 jobs

HP is planning to jettison as many as 30,000 staff worldwide as it attempts to revamp its business.

HP set to slash up to 30,000 jobs

According to reports, the company, which has been in a state of flux for the last year with confusion surrounding what it wanted to do with its PC division, will make an announcement on the issue next week.

In a redundancy shake-up that would be one of the biggest in the world in recent years, Bloomberg reported the company would cut 25,000 staff, while The Guardian put the figure at 30,000.

The cuts would represent some 8% of the company’s 350,000-strong workforce.

Quoting unnamed sources, Bloomberg said the jobs cuts would include 10,000 to 15,000 from HP’s enterprise services group, which has seen profits decline in recent quarters.

It is unknown if any jobs in the UK would be lost – HP told PC Pro it was not going to comment on “this speculation”.

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