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Hewlett-Packard’s split will not affect Costa Rica operation, company says

June 26, 2015

Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) decision to split into two companies on Sept. 1 will not involve any staff cuts at its operations in Costa Rica, the company said in a statement.

HP will split its enterprise-facing hardware and service business and its consumer-facing computer and printer segments, with both companies trading publicly. The business-oriented company will be called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise while the PC focused business will be called HP Inc.

The change only will apply at the operational level and will not have any impact on the company’s staff in the country, currently at over 6,000 employees, HP reported.

Eighty percent of the local staff will work for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will focus on ​​corporate services and software. The remaining 20 percent will work at HP Inc., which will manage the printing and personal computers divisions.

The company in October 2014 officially announced the move and explained that the strategy will provide both of the companies with the focus, financial resources and flexibility to quickly get used to changing market and customer dynamics.

The split will be effective in all 150 countries where HP currently has operations and responds to a global strategy of CEO Meg Whitman.

Human Resources Manager for Central America María Luisa González said there will be little change for Costa Rica employees, and while some will have increased responsibilities, they also will see improvements in their careers. HP launched operations in Costa Rica 13 years ago.

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