Hewlett-Packard plans to axe nearly 500 in its northern region - many of them in Warrington.
The firm says it's already started consultation over the proposals for 2014.
Unions and politicians have criticised the plan.
Daniel Hewitt reports:
More top news
Prince Harry has visited Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston where he saw young people taking part in conservation activities.
The former Head of Education at Rochdale Council has made an emotional apology to the boys who were abused at a residential care unit.
Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.