Hewlett-Packard is laying off more workers this week as part of the three-year cost cutting plan outlined when it closed the acquisition of EDS in September 2008.
HP wouldn't confirm how many employees are affected, but a spokeswoman said that the current round is part of the workforce reduction plan from 2008.
When HP closed the EDS deal the company said:
The restructuring program will take place over three years and includes a workforce reduction that will streamline the combined company’s services businesses. Workforce reduction plans will vary by country, based on local legal requirements and consultation with works councils and employee representatives, as appropriate. Approximately 7.5 percent of the combined company’s workforce, or about 24,600 employees, will be affected over the course of the program, with nearly half of the reductions occurring in the United States.
HP's spokeswoman wasn't provided with details on the layoffs.
According to a tipster, this round of layoffs impacted 9,000 workers globally and 6,000 in the U.S. There were no regulatory filings to confirm that figure so take it with a grain of salt.
Separately, HP appointed Tom Iannotti, currently managing director and senior vice president of Americas and Enterprise Business, to lead HP Enterprise Services. Joe Eazor, who currently runs Enterprise Services, will become senior vice president of corporate growth initiatives in HP's office of strategy and technology. Both changes are effective immediately. Iannotti will report to Ann Livermore, executive vice president of HP Enterprise Business.