EDS still hiring in Burwood

EDS Australia is currently advertising for a number of positions at facilities around the nation, including its Burwood, Sydney office, from which it only this week culled a number of staff.

EDS Australia is currently advertising for a number of positions at facilities around the nation, including its Burwood, Sydney office, from which it only this week culled a number of staff.

Emotions at the Burwood facility are running high after one worker attempted suicide on Monday after losing their job.

The companies have confirmed plans to cut about seven per cent of their combined Australian workforce of about 6,000 staff over the next three years, with an undisclosed number of Australian staff having already received the chop.

In total, the company is advertising for 15 new positions in Sydney on its recruitment site, including about 13 at the Burwood facility. These include roles around technology consulting, infrastructure managers, change management, business services analysts and project managers.

The company is also looking for recruits in Canberra.

An EDS Australia spokesperson said the company would continue to "resource against growth", re-deploying workers affected by its redundancy program wherever possible.

"Earlier this year, we explained our restructuring plans in the context of the ongoing global workforce management strategies and efficiency programs, indicating the reductions would take into account any role duplications, synergies between functions and account run-offs," they said in an emailed statement.

"All affected employees are provided a five-week re-deployment period, during which they have the opportunity to access both EDS, as well as HP internal job boards."

Canberra moves
Next week on Thursday November 27, Minister for Finance and Deregulation Lindsay Tanner will open EDS' 'Future Vision Office' at an event being held within the private dining rooms of Parliament House. It will be the first time customers and partners will hear EDS' new vice president for Australia, David Caspari, speak on behalf of the company since he was appointed by EDS' new parent, HP.

The new innovation office is described as a "collaboration and partnership" between EDS and the Federal Government, which aims to "bring innovation and excellence in service delivery to all agencies."

"EDS Canberra is growing in new areas whilst continuing to expand our current services," says an advertisement seeking new enterprise architects in Canberra. "With growth and diversification we are looking to expand our senior technical leadership team ... We offer a unique opportunity to play an integral role in the strategic direction of our Federal Government operations."

There are four positions also being advertised in Brisbane, three positions in Melbourne and for two engineers in Adelaide.