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Hewlett Packard is cutting 280 jobs at its Dublin office

The job losses were announced by the computer company this evening.

Image: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

THE COMPUTER COMPANY Hewlett Packard has announced that it will shed 280 jobs at it offices in south Dublin but will make efforts to redeploy employees affected.

The company is making 220 employees redundant with 60 contractors also being let go following a review by one of its clients of its pan-European operating model.

The client has decided to move services closer to customers in Italy and Portugal meaning that HP’s multilingual support services at its plant in Sandyford will no longer required and will end at the end of March next year.

A spokesperson for the company said that “every effort” would be made to redeploy the staff within HP but did acknowledge that the positions and employees are being made redundant

A statement from the company this evening said: “HP is fully committed to its operations in Ireland and will work closely with its employees on the transition and redeployment opportunities to help minimize any impact and ensure high standards of customer delivery quality are maintained.”

The construction of a recently announced facility in Galway will still go ahead and will lead to the creation of 150 construction jobs, the company maintained this evening.

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In May of last year, HP announced plans to cut 27,000 jobs from its global workforce of 350,000 by 2014 in an effort to save $3.5 billion annually.

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