From an HP announcement today:
“HP today announced that it would invest $1 billion in the next generation of its Enterprise Services business.”
“As a result of productivity gains and automation, HP expects to eliminate roughly 9,000 positions over a multiyear period to reinvest for further growth and to increase shareholder value.”
Read the HP Announcement
- HP Inaugurates Conway Support Center – HP Press Release
- HP dedicates Conway technical and service center – WXVT
- HP Inaugurates Conway Support Center – Quick Facts – RTT News
- HP dedicates new Conway support center – Arkansas News
- HP ribbon cutting set for Wednesday – Log Cabin Democrat
- HP dedicates Conway technical and service center – Arkansas Online
- HP marks opening of Ark. – Seattle Times
When news broke in June 2008 that Hewlett-Packard of Palo Alto, Calif., intended to establish a substantial operation in Conway amid a recession that has hammered even the traditionally sheltered state of Arkansas, excitement abounded.
Though the center was considered by some to be a call center, which is often the runt of economic development recruitments, HP reported average salaries of about $40,000, which easily trumps traditional call center wages.
Excerpt from an HP employee’s blog:
This week we made a move! And by we I mean myself and my fellow co-workers at HP! Finally, our new site in Conway is open for business and it’s wonderful! HP, being the GREEN company we are, has built a massive 150,000 sq ft building that is not only economically friendly, but it’s also very pleasing to the eye! Some of the green features…
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