Hewlett-Packard recently announced anticipated over 1000 job cuts from positions across the UK. The American owned company is attempting to reduce the size of its workforce in the UK, meaning employees from a number of sites could face losing their job. Their Bracknell site will be affected by the proposal.
The business has been struggling for a while, as the demand for its products have reduced significantly, and they have been unable to keep up with changing consumer desires for tablets and portable devices.
It is expected that over 600 jobs could be lost from the Bracknell site alone, which sits amongst other major IT competitors in the local area. The company will do its utmost to ensure as few jobs as possible are lost unless vital. Employees are saddened by the announcement are worried for their future with the company; a unhappy start for many to 2014.
In 2012, the company announced over 25000 job cuts from its sites around the world. Its UK sites will see around 1100 job losses, but HP has revealed some employees will be moved to other areas of the business rather than losing their positions with the company completely. HP is hiring and aims to help current employees into new roles within the organisation. For some workers this could mean re-training for new jobs.
HP appears to have a habit of cutting jobs over the past few years, and many employees no longer trust the business and are unhappy with their general ethos. The company is making a profit, which is a good sign for employees and highlights that the business is potentially back on track.