HP is cutting 3,378 former-EDS jobs in its UK workforce, the company HP announced on Wednesday.
The job cuts, which are the biggest thus far in UK IT jobs during the current economic turmoil, are part of a worldwide cutback that will see HP lose some 9,300 staff in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
According to a company statement, the cuts are part of those it warned in September that it was going to make. "Where possible we will redeploy impacted individuals," the statement concluded.
A spokesperson for HP said no further statement would be forthcoming at this time.
In September, the Public and Commercial Services Union, which represents around 2,000 staff at the EDS part of HP, warned in September that 3,000 jobs were under threat at the company's UK operations.