700 new jobs for HP at Erskine

27 Aug 2010

Global technology firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to create 700 new jobs at its Renfrewshire base.

HP plans to increase its Erskine workforce by creating an IT service hub and will receive up to £7 million of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish Enterprise.

Recognised as the world's largest technology company, HP has a portfolio covering printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. Workers at the Erskine site focus on supply chain, telephone and web sales, marketing and customer support. The new investment will establish Erskine as a hub for developing and delivering IT services to UK clients.

This announcement removes local uncertainty over the future of the site following the announcement in 2009 that manufacturing at Erskine would be transferred to the Czech Republic.

Source: Scottish Government news release