HP's EDS integration complete but job cuts continue

Just when we thought the integration of EDS to HP and the savage job cuts associated with it were over, another 1300 cuts in the UK bring home the extent of HP’s plan to restructure.

Union Unite is unhappy to say the least. Peter Skyte, Unite national officer, said they haven’t even finalised the programme of 900 job cuts announced in June.

It can’t be good for staff morale.

Back in June HP announced that the integration of EDS was largely complete it could now focus on growth.

Unfortunately this growth involves a reduction in 9000 jobs globally.

At the time HP said it is consolidating Enterprise Services’ commercial datacentres, management platforms, networks, tools and applications. “As a result of productivity gains and automation, HP expects to eliminate roughly 9,000 positions over a multi-year period to reinvest for further growth and to increase shareholder value.”