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HP to cut 280 jobs in Dublin

July 4, 2013

hpirelandofficesThe move comes after the OEM previously revealed plans for more jobs in Ireland. reported that the OEM is set to cut 280 jobs next March in Dublin, which would consist of 220 staff and 60 contractors. The staff currently work for the OEM under a contract with BarclayCard, which is due to come to an end in March, and thus there will be no need for the staff.

Affected employees have been notified of the decision by HP, which also added in a statement that the decision was taken “following a review by one of its clients of their pan-European operating model”, with the key point being a decision to “move services closer to their customers in Portugal and Italy” ending the role played by “multilingual support services provided by HP on behalf of the client”.

The cuts come despite the recent announcement that the OEM’s plans for a research and development site in Galway in Ireland had been approved. The OEM states it remains “fully committed” to Ireland, employing over 4,000 people in the country in Galway, Leislip and Belfast. Xerox also recently created 90 jobs in Ireland.

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