HP staff in NZ laid off
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Hewlett-Packard has begun laying off staff in New Zealand.
Globally, the company announced in May that it would lay off 27,000 people, or eight percent of its workforce, over the next two years to save $US3 billion - $3.5 billion. The announcement followed a 31 percent profit drop and three percent revenue fall in its second quarter, the third consecutive quarter of lower numbers.
Computerworld has been told that at least six sales staff have been made redundant locally, along with an unspecified number of others, including some long-serving employees. More are said to be going this month.
A figure of 35 has been touted around the industry. Hewlett-Packard responded to Computerworld enquiries by saying it didn’t comment on rumour and speculation.
Posted by Anonymous at 15:44:31 on August 30, 2012
As for HP, well, I used to work for them and this restructure is nothing to do with anything that a) NZ wants and b) anything that is good for the HP business in NZ. This is driven by the US after the somewhat disastrous acquisition of EDS, both sides of the coin, EDS and old HP have never integrated properly.
Regardless, NZ HP has little say in this and that is likely to end up in a bad structure.
Posted by Anne at 8:57:28 on August 29, 2012
Perhaps not so much IBM though, they seem to be investing in New Zealand, it appears to be working for them (slowly), and maybe that's the key.
Posted by Anonymous at 10:28:18 on August 29, 2012
Posted by Cloudy computing at 9:57:54 on August 29, 2012
Can someone please name a decent government, or corporate customer either of these companies have won over the last 3 years?...
Posted by Anonymous at 19:33:08 on August 28, 2012
They might have gained some work from existing customers, and picked up some parts of the Telecom insourcing deal, I would be extremely surprised if this balances out the loss of the three above.
Posted by Anonymous at 13:41:49 on August 29, 2012
"We didn't lose the contract at ACC, we didn't bid. We were very clear about that.", the Fulton Hogan one he didn't like loosing though
Posted by Anonymous at 8:26:32 on August 30, 2012
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Posted by Anonymous at 8:18:48 on August 29, 2012