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HP to eliminate 2,000 more jobs

A total of 29,000 jobs to be cut by October 2014

Silicon Valley computer and printer giant HP will cut about 2,000 more jobs than previously announced, according to a Sept. 10 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company expects to shed 29,000 jobs by October 2014, according to the quarterly filing.

In May, HP announced that it was undergoing a company-wide restructuring that would include eliminating 27,000 jobs. The layoffs would trim the company's 350,000-strong workforce by about 8 percent. HP expects to implement the plan through the end of fiscal year 2014. The restructuring includes both a voluntary program for eligible U.S. employees and layoffs, the company noted in its filing.

HP also implemented a multi-year restructuring plan in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010, which includes consolidating its enterprise services business. The total expected cost of the plan is approximately $1 billion, and includes severance costs to eliminate approximately 8,000 positions. Approximately 8,500 employees would take early retirement, according to the SEC filing. As of July 31, approximately 7,300 positions had been eliminated.

Early retirees would receive lump sums ranging between five and 14 months of pay depending on years of service at the time of retirement under the program.

HP's corporate headquarters is located at 3000 Hanover St. in Palo Alto.

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HP to eliminate 2,000 more jobs

A total of 29,000 jobs to be cut by October 2014

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Uploaded: Tue, Sep 11, 2012, 10:34 am

Silicon Valley computer and printer giant HP will cut about 2,000 more jobs than previously announced, according to a Sept. 10 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company expects to shed 29,000 jobs by October 2014, according to the quarterly filing.

In May, HP announced that it was undergoing a company-wide restructuring that would include eliminating 27,000 jobs. The layoffs would trim the company's 350,000-strong workforce by about 8 percent. HP expects to implement the plan through the end of fiscal year 2014. The restructuring includes both a voluntary program for eligible U.S. employees and layoffs, the company noted in its filing.

HP also implemented a multi-year restructuring plan in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010, which includes consolidating its enterprise services business. The total expected cost of the plan is approximately $1 billion, and includes severance costs to eliminate approximately 8,000 positions. Approximately 8,500 employees would take early retirement, according to the SEC filing. As of July 31, approximately 7,300 positions had been eliminated.

Early retirees would receive lump sums ranging between five and 14 months of pay depending on years of service at the time of retirement under the program.

HP's corporate headquarters is located at 3000 Hanover St. in Palo Alto.

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HP may cut up to 35,000 jobs, reports say

Comments

Sabrina
The Crossings
on Sep 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Sabrina, The Crossings
on Sep 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Horrible. In the midst of an economic crisis with good estimates of 20 million unemployed, underemployed, or looking for work this is the gift Meg Whitman has to offer "her people." So the private sector's "job creators" are going to pull us out of this crisis? Really?


James
Whisman Station
on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm
James, Whisman Station
on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm


Ironically, had government employment risen like it did at the beginning of the Bush administration, the economy would be in better shape. Public cutbacks at all levels is killing demand.
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Deficits don't matter when there is this much slack in the economy.

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Be sure to read the third to the last paragraph if you think we can't afford to put people back to work.


HP retiree
Sylvan Park
on Sep 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm
HP retiree, Sylvan Park
on Sep 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Blaming Meg Whitman? Not a fan of hers but she inherited the mess created by the 3 previous CEO"s all discharged Carly for poor results, Hurd for bad behavior and LeoA for incompetence; all with huge payouts.

The real blame goes to the HP board that split the company in two in 1999 (Agilent-HP)then proceeded to name a string of outsiders as CEO, starting with Fiorina who attempted to fashion herself into HPs first celeb CEO.. For 60 years the company survived through good and bad times, then was driven into the ground in 10 years.

Bill and Dave must be rolling in their graves.


Old Ben
Shoreline West
on Sep 12, 2012 at 4:53 am
Old Ben, Shoreline West
on Sep 12, 2012 at 4:53 am

Just wait: reality is just starting to catch up with this Valley.

Hubris, meet Nemesis.


Look At All Data
Cuesta Park
on Sep 12, 2012 at 9:28 am
Look At All Data, Cuesta Park
on Sep 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

Old Ben, have you ignored all the news about local tech companies doing well and growing? Its tough to claim we're headed for Flint Michigan status when employment and growth are increasing for most local tech companies, but I guess when anecdotal info like this one or a few others pops up now and again, its your only chance to proclaim "The end is near"


USA
Old Mountain View
on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:51 am
USA, Old Mountain View
on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

HP has been in a tail spin for years. I am not sure what anyone could have done to help that lumbering old company.


Bill
Willowgate
on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:53 am
Bill, Willowgate
on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

I was sad to see HP dump their iPad competitor. It seemed to be really good and could have possibly given the iPad some competition. From what I've read, people are not spending as much money on personal computer desktops as they used to. It seemed like a step for HP in a new promising direction. It got killed before it even had a chance. With HP's famous system support group, perhaps they could have made a foray into healthcare or other big industries.


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