Hewlett-Packard fires 324 people in Diegem
The announcement was made during a special works council meeting yesterday.
Restructuring plans for Diegem are part of a world-wide restructuring the multinational group announced last year. The plans for Belgium are now concrete and have been announced to the employees.
Some of the activities, such as customer services, will be moved to subsidiary CDS in Mechelen.
According to public relations manager Anneleen Hollweg the restructure of HP is expected to be finished by the end of the year. Personnel who will have to leave will be informed during the coming weeks, following discussion with the trade unions.
2,500 people work at Hewlett-Packard in Belgium. Among HP's best known products are computers and printers. Over recent years HP International has expanded considerably, with a take over of Compaq and 3Com and some smaller IT service providers.