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HP to layoff 500 in the webOS division

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2011 13:38

HP to layoff 500 in the webOS division Just a month after announcing the end of webOS hardware, HP has begun laying off employees in the division.
AllThingsD says the company will lay off up to 525 employees this week.

HP would not admit the number but did confirm that the layoffs had begun.

Added the company:

As communicated on August 18, HP will discontinue the development of webOs devices within the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, which ends Oct. 31, 2011. As part of this decision, the webOS GBU is undergoing a reduction in workforce. Today’s actions are part of this initiative.

During this time, we stand by our commitment to our webOS customers and will work to ensure that support and service for customers are not adversely affected. HP is exploring ways to leverage webOS software.

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