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HP will eliminate 520 jobs in France

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HP will eliminate 520 jobs in France

HEWLETT-PACKARD - On Monday, during an extraordinary works council, the management of HP France expressed the unions of the consequences of workforce reduction plan in France.

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The workforce reduction plan launched in late May by the US giant Hewlett-Packard computer (HP) must be translated in France by the elimination of approximately 520 positions by 2014 without layoffs, is it learned Monday to management and unions. The management of HP announced May 23 the suppression of 27,000 jobs worldwide by 31 October 2014 of which 9,000 this year to support its recovery.

During an extraordinary works council, the management of HP France expressed Monday unions consequences of this plan in France. "It is envisaged that a reduction of approximately 520 positions at the horizon of the end of 2014, which will be made on the basis of voluntary departures and early retirement of an exclusive device," writes direction of HP France said in a statement, adding that "the information and consultation process with employee representative bodies will begin."

At the same time, HP France states that the project to recruit 70 graduates per year for three years. "There are only 210 hires over three years, so there was a net loss of 310 jobs in France," noted Miriam Martinet (SGC), considering this fact "unacceptable in that HP increased its dividends (shareholders) this year. " According to her, the management of HP had announced workforce reductions of around 8% worldwide and just over 10% in Europe. "Here we are in the European level," she noted, the two main French subsidiaries employing approximately 5,000 employees.

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