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Hewlett Packard Enterprises, which is currently headquartered in San Jose, will relocate to Spring, Texas according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
In a statement, Gov. Abbott said the new headquarters will be located in a state-of-the-art campus that will open in early 2022, holding the potential to add more jobs in the coming years. Hewlett Packard Enterprises, also known as HP, already has multiple locations in Texas including Austin, Plano, and Houston.
HP will keep the San Jose campus, and will consolidate some of its Bay Area sites. It is not clear how many employees will be affected by the move, but in a statement HPE said no staff reductions “are associated with this move.”
“As we look to the future, our business needs, opportunities for cost savings, and team members’ preferences about the future of work, we are excited to relocate HPE’s headquarters to the Houston region,” said Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE. “Houston is an attractive market to recruit and retain future diverse talent and where we are currently constructing a state-of-the-art new campus. We look forward to continuing to expand our strong presence in the market.”
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread the tech world has also been affected. Many companies are allowing employees to relocate and work from home wherever they prefer. “Twitter and Square are letting employees work from home “forever,” while Microsoft said workers will have more flexibility to work from home. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted in May that 50% of employees will be working remotely within the next decade. Reported CNBC.
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