HP Inc. will cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over next 3 years

By BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

HP’s campus at 11311 Chinden Blvd.
HP’s campus at 11311 Chinden Blvd. Provided by Idaho Airships

HP Inc. says it will cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over the next three years as it faces continued challenges in the markets for personal computers and printers.

The cuts are in addition to 3,000 jobs that HP previously said it was trimming this fiscal year. A spokeswoman said the company has about 50,000 employees worldwide.

HP Inc. has been grappling with shrinking demand for PCs and printers as more people use smartphones and store documents and photos online. CEO Dion Weisler hopes to build the business by selling more high-end PCs, office printers and 3D printing systems.

Hewlett-Packard Co. split last November into two businesses: HP Inc., which sells printers, ink, toner and personal computers; and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which sells data storage, software and servers.

Both companies have employees at the longtime HP campus at 11311 Chinden Blvd. in Boise, though HP Inc. has the most, reflecting the site's traditional emphasis on printing technology.

The company declines to say how many workers it has in Boise​. The pre-split company employed nearly 4,000​ people in Boise​ two years ago.

The Idaho Statesman contributed.