Lessons From Hewlett-Packard’s Massive Job Cuts

Chris O’Brien:

This column began when I tried to find the answer to what I thought would be a simple question: How many job cuts has Hewlett-Packard had over the past decade?

The answer shocked me: 75,505.

That includes people who were fired or took early retirement. Despite the cuts, HP’s workforce has tripled in size as the company hired people in new areas and bought companies such as Compaq and EDS.

Monday, 15 February 2010