HP will let go up to 30,000 workers in a restructuring

The jobs are being cut as part of cost-cutting at HP Enterprises, which is being spun off from HP's PC and printer business

Hewlett Packard Headquarters in Palo Alto, California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Hewlett-Packard says its upcoming spinoff of its technology divisions focused on software, consulting and data analysis will eliminate up to 30,000 jobs.

The cuts announced Tuesday will be within the newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which is splitting from the Palo Alto, California, company’s personal computer and printing operation. The split is scheduled to be completed by the end of next month.

HP Enterprises is trimming its payroll as part of an effort to reduce its expenses by $2 billion annually.

Even before the spinoff, HP has been jettisoning tens of thousands of employees during the past few years to help boost its declining profits as a technological shift from personal computers to smartphones and smartphones reduced demand for many of its products.

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