According to The Verge, Hp has officially laid off more than 270 employees from it’s webOS division as according to the company in its own words, “It no longer needs many engineering and other related positions that it required before.” Some of the employees affected are apparently being found alternate jobs at the company.
The news is follows just behind the resignation of former webOS head Jon Rubinstein. The situation isn’t a surprise as the company recently moved the operating system into open source stage of development and HP’s statement (below) doesn’t help us in thinking of any conclusion at the moment.
“As webOS continues the transition from making mobile devices to open source software, it no longer needs many of the engineering and other related positions that it required before. This creates a smaller and more nimble team that is well-equipped to deliver an open source webOS and sustain HP’s commitment to the software over the long term.” Added, “HP is working to redeploy employees affected by these changes to other roles at the company.”