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Hewlett-Packard to cut 11,000 to 16,000 jobs in reorganization

Published on May 23, 2014 6:18 AM
 

NEW YORK (AFP) - US computer giant Hewlett-Packard announced Thursday it was cutting an additional 11,000 to 16,000 jobs as part of its restructuring plan.

The new cuts, announced as HP revealed a slump in revenues, come on top of 34,000 post reductions planned under a program begun in 2012.

"As HP continues to reengineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives, the previously estimated number of eliminated positions will increase by between 11,000 to 16,000," said a statement released with the company's quarterly results.

The moves come with HP struggling to keep up with a shift away from traditional personal computers to mobile devices, a segment dominated by the likes of Apple and South Korea's Samsung.

Hewlett-Packard ProLiant commercial data servers are assembled by workers at a company manufacturing facility in Houston in on Nov 19, 2013. Hewlett-Packard Co plans to cut as many as 16,000 more jobs in a major ramp-up of CEO Meg Whitman's years-long effort to turn around the person. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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