HP closure reflects evolving job types in FDI – ex IDA boss

It is natural for people to get the jitters in the event of closures, says Padraic White, but that should not call into question foreign sector stability

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
12th February, 2017

The closure of HP Inc’s inkjet facility in Leixlip in Co Kildare, brings to an end over two decades of operations for the manufacturer on the site but also reflects the changing markets for hardware makers and foreign direct investment (FDI) as a whole.

The loss of 500 jobs effectively ends HP Inc’s presence on the site, however, the 2,000 staff employed by HP Enterprise are unaffected, with the two firms having split...

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