Hewlett-Packard is planning to cut up to 16,000 jobs under the leadership of CEO Meg Whitman as she, not unlike BlackBerry, looks to turn around the company over the next couple of years. Some of the layoffs are expected to affect Canadian employees.
HP—which has 250,000 employees currently—is looking to cut back more in “areas not central to customer-facing and innovation agendas,” Whitman said in an interview with Reuters, rather than areas like research. “That’s not what we’re doing here. You need to look at the R&D spending, which is up.”