Comtek to offer jobs to redundant HP staff

IT and telecoms repair firm Comtek plans to offer jobs to skilled staff made redundant at HP.

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IT and telecoms repair firm Comtek plans to offer jobs to skilled staff made redundant at HP.

Last week, HP announced internally that it would be axing 934 jobs in the UK by October. The union also claimed that a further 1,000 jobs could be at risk from November as part of HP’s planned worldwide job cuts.

“In the short term, it is up to the business community to make sure there are opportunities for the technicians and engineers available for work in the wake of these redundancies,” said Askar Sheibani, CEO of Comtek.

Sheibani warned that the job cuts could lead to a greater number of UK jobs being outsourced to foreign suppliers.

However, he added: “Certainly here at Comtek, we’ll be looking to offer jobs to several highly-skilled engineers formerly employed by HP to bring additional expertise to our team.”

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