HP reportedly cutting 30,000 jobs while Dell considers UK redundancies

Vendor job cuts rumoured to be on the way

Hewlett Packard is reportedly planning to cut up to 30,000 jobs and Dell is said to be considering job losses in the UK as the two companies seek to reduce operating costs.

According to The Guardian, HP’s scheme is one of the biggest redundancy programmes in recent years and comprises approximately eight per cent of HP’s 324,600 strong workforce.

Although still unconfirmed at this stage, the rumours are the latest in a number of setbacks for the IT giant as it had been rocked by the departure of former CEO Leo Apotheker and the abandonment of the HP Touchpad.

Meanwhile, TechWeek Europe reports that Dell is considering a number of redundancies in the UK, although it has not confirmed final numbers.

“Dell has shared with the teams that with regret we need to make some very limited reductions to our workforce at our UK sites,” said a Dell spokesman.

“In order to serve our customers and grow our business, Dell must operate as effectively as possible. This requires that we rationalise resources and capabilities between business units, and continue to build the best and brightest teams to support our customers.”

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