Internal restructuring
Vlaams Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Prov. Antwerpen (Mechelen) and Prov. Vlaams Brabant (Diegem)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.01 - Computer programming activities

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


American multinational Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced plans to cut 300 jobs in Belgium. As reported the job reduction measure will affect the sites in Diegem and Mechelen and comes above the 265 jobs lost at the end of 2012. According to the sources the social plan gives the possibility of voluntary leave, but the trade unions consider that there will be not enough volunteers. The measure is part of a global restructuring plan.


  • 25 June 2014: Gazet van Antwerpen
  • 24 June 2014: CanalZ
  • 7 July 2014: 7sur7


Eurofound (2014), Hewlett-Packard (HP), Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 77298, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77298.