Indeed, after announcing on May 24 that he would proceed with a wave of layoffs concerning 27,000 jobs worldwide, HP has indicated that around 520 will be phased out in France by 2014. AFP, who obtained the information from the management and the unions, specifies, however, that these job cuts will be carried out without layoffs. The social plan which concerns France should therefore be carried out on the basis of “voluntary departures and an exclusive pre-retirement system”.
At the same time, HP indicated in a press release that 70 junior profiles should be recruited every year for the next three years. Therefore, the net loss should be 310 jobs in France. A figure castigated by Myriam Martinet (CGT) who, quoted by AFP, recalls that “HP has increased its distribution of dividends this year. “
The objective of the vast social plan is to support the group’s recovery. These job cuts should represent nearly 8% of the total workforce of the group, which has nearly 300,000 employees around the world.