HR in the firing line as HP announces 1,000 UK job cuts

HR staff at Hewlett-Packard face an anxious few weeks after the computer manufacturer announced it will shed 968 people from its UK workforce, as part of a 10% global reduction in headcount.


Most of the UK job losses are set to go in HR, IT and finance, and the company said it did not know how many of the redundancies would be compulsory.


An HP spokeswoman said the company was currently consulting employees and staff representatives over the job losses. She could not say when further details would be available.


HP has sites in Bracknell, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Reading and Warrington, but would not say where the jobs are to be lost. Glasgow may not be too heavily affected as it is a production centre rather than an administration one.


In July, HP said it planned to cut 14,500 jobs world wide as part of a drive to save £1.1 billion a year. 

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