HP confirms UK job losses

HP has confirmed that 968 of its workers in the UK are to lose their jobs. The redundancies are part of a cost cutting measure that will see 6,000 European jobs axed.

A spokesperson for HP said the company was ‘still in a consultation process with employees’, and no further details could be released. This included how many redundancies would be compulsory or voluntary and which particular HP sites would be affected.

Also kept in the dark is the exact number of people employed by the HP in the UK – apparently the company keeps this number under wraps, so the depth of these cuts is not exactly clear. The company has a workforce of around 150,000 world wide.

There are seven HP sites in the UK: Bracknell, Reading, London, Bristol, Warrington, Erskine and Birmingham.

We await more details when they are announced.

News of the cuts first emerged in July – HP to announce redundancies this week?

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