1,100 jobs at risk at HP

More than 1100 jobs could be lost at IT giant Hewlett-Packard.

HP "remains committed to supporting employees"

HP commenced consultation for Q1 FY14 on November 28th, 2013 in the UK regarding potential workforce changes for 2014. _The proposed UK workforce management plan is part of HP’s global multi-year productivity initiative that was announced on May 23, 2012, and updated at its Securities Analysts Meeting on October 9, 2013, to address current market and business pressures in support of HP’s turnaround in EMEA.

– Hewlett Packard spokesperson

HP remains committed to supporting the employability of its employees through a number of internal initiatives, including re-skilling, redeployment and support to obtain alternative employment as appropriate.

– Hewlett Packard spokesperson

Unite condemn job losses at HP

For the last five years HP has been addicted to a culture of job cuts in the UK to such an extent that its highly skilled workforce has little faith in the way the company is being managed and will be going forward. Unite will be doing everything possible to mitigate these job losses which are a hammer blow to the UK’s IT sector and very distressing for employees in the run-up to Christmas.

– Unite national officer, Ian Tonks

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1100 jobs to be lost at Hewlett Packard

More than 1100 jobs at Hewlett Packard (HP) are to be lost at the beginning of 2014 - just under a months time.

A total of 618 jobs could be lost at the company's Bracknell base. Many of those facing redundancy either work from home or within the organisations employing HP.

The company blamed falling demand and reorganisation for the job losses that it wants to implement in the first three months of 2014.