Hewlett-Packard, the biggest information-technology company is planning to lay off 9000 employees and let the machines do the job. After all, what’s the point of having the best technology if not put to use?
There are currently 304,000 employees working for Hewlett-Packard. The “9000” employees are just 3% of the total amount, which doesn’t seem much but it makes a huge difference.
However, after laying off these 9000 employees, Hewlett-Packard plans on hiring 6000 new employees for the sales division to make sure that the sales and delivery are running smoothly.
“We think the next five to 10 years is going to be about who can best use technology to automate the delivery of services,” said Ann Livermore, executive vice president for HP Enterprise Business, during a conference call with analysts.
This could be a nightmare as it is proven that technology is taking over the human touch. It is all about the costs and profits. The less they spend, the more they have.
Count yourself lucky that you still have a job.