Monday 18 December 2017

Hewlett Packard cutting 280 Dublin jobs in 2014

The HP Offices in Sandyford where 280 people are to lose their jobs
The HP Offices in Sandyford where 280 people are to lose their jobs
The HP Offices in Sandyford where 280 people are to lose their jobs

Peter Flanagan, New Technology Correspondent

The international computing firm will be letting the employees go next March.

COMPUTING giant Hewlett Packard is to cut 280 jobs in Dublin next year.

The firm is to let go 220 staff and 60 contractors next March when a contract with BarclayCard comes to an end.

In a statement, HP said that “following a review by one of its clients of their pan-European operating model and a decision to move services closer to their customers in Portugal and Italy, multilingual support services provided by HP on behalf of the client will end on 31st March 2014.”

Employees have been told of the decision, HP added.

Despite the reduction, HP said it remained “fully committed” to Ireland. It employs some 4,000 people on the island, mainly in Leislip, Galway and Belfast.

Two months ago HP revealed plans to expand its Galway research facility, and it said it continues to hire for that site.

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