HP expects to lose 3-4K employees in next three years

Computer company HP said Thursday that it expects to lose as many as 4,000 employees by fiscal year 2019 -- on top of the 3,000 it previously said would be laid off in 2016. File Photo by Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) — HP Inc. officials said Thursday that the company expects to lose as many as 4,000 more employees within the next three years, as it seeks to shrink its workforce and maximize profits.

HP informed analysts of its expectations during a securities meeting Thursday.

The company told Business Insider that the “restructuring” will occur between fiscal years 2017 and 2019.

“We expect to implement both labor and non-labor restructuring activities, including 3,000 to 4,000 people ,” HP said in an emailed statement.

The personnel moves are expected to save HP $200-300 million starting in 2020,CNBC reported.

Last year, HP said it would release about 3,000 employees in 2016, making the total layoffs as high as 7.000 between 2016 and 2019.

Founded in 1939, HP is a computer and printer company. Last fall, it split into two companies — HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise


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