Hewlett-Packard Co has revealed that it would cut up to 5,900 jobs in Europe, as part of its broader restructuring plan, which it first announced in July.
A spokesperson at the company’s Palo Alto, California headquarters said the job losses would occur in HP operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where HP employs about 44,000 combined.
But he was unable to provide details, such as how many people HP employed in each country and just where the losses would be felt. He did say the jobs would be shed during the next five quarters and that more detailed information would be available during the coming week or so.
However, there were reports that the company’s French arm, HP France, had confirmed 1,240 jobs would be cut in that country. Currently, HP employs about 4,800 in France.
In July, HP announced it would cut 14,500 jobs globally and restructure the company’s retirement plan in order to save about $1.9bn per year. These latest HP job losses are part of that strategy, the HP spokesperson said.