Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 September 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


IT-company Hewlett-Packard, which in May 2012 announced to cut 29,000 jobs worldwide, released first figures on job cuts in Germany. According to HP-management, the first restructuring phase will involve a minimum of 450 job cuts by 2014. The subsequent restructuring phase may result in further redundancies. Currently, HP employs about 10,000 persons in Germany, out of these about 4,000 are located in Bölblingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg. The global restructuring programme is initiated as a response to HP's declining market shares. The company has witnessed a decrease in computer sales due to the increase in usage of smartphones and tablet pcs last years.


  • 14 September 2012: Sueddeutsche Zeitung


Eurofound (2012), Hewlett-Packard, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 74128, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74128.