HP plans to cut 5,900 jobs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The job cuts come as part of 14,500 job losses announced by HP in July. The company was required to share the specific number of layoffs with the company's European Works Council. All multinationals are required to have such a council, which coordinates information between employees and the company. Executives in specific EMEA countries plan to meet soon and determine where the layoffs will take place, said Ryan Donovan, a company spokesman.
The losses are part of a massive restructuring effort under new CEO Mark Hurd. About 3,200 US employees accepted an early retirement package that was offered in late July, HP said in its quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Earlier this year, HP cut about 3,000 positions in a separate restructuring move. HP currently has about 150,000 employees worldwide, and about 50,000 are located in the US.