Hewlett-Packard will purge 30,000 people from its workforce

September 16, 2015 1:50 am

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SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard is preparing to shed up to another 30,000 jobs as the Silicon Valley pioneer launches into a new era in the same cost-cutting mode that has marred much of its recent history.

The purge announced Tuesday will occur within the newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a bundle of technology divisions focused on software, consulting and data analysis that is splitting off from the company’s personal computer and printing operations.

The spinoff is scheduled to be completed by the end of next month, dooming 25,000 to 30,000 jobs within HP Enterprise. The target means 10 to 12% of the 252,000 workers joining HP Enterprise will lose their jobs as part of the company’s effort to reduce its expenses by $ 2 billion annually. Read more…

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