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5 Tech Companies With Fewer Workers Than HP Just Laid Off

Hewlett-Packard plans to lay off the equivalent of three Facebooks.

Hewlett-Packard announced plans Tuesday to lay off up to 30,000 workers as part of a broader restructuring and cost-saving effort ahead of its planned divide into two separate companies later this year.

The layoffs -- in addition to the 54,000 that already took place -- are the most by a North American company this year, according to Bloomberg. As of Oct. 31, 2014, when HP released its last fiscal year report, the company employed around 302,000 people.

For comparison, 30,000 people is equivalent to:

  • 1 About three times the size of Facebook, which employs around 11,000 people.
    <a href="http://newsroom.fb.com/company-info/">Source</a>.
    Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters
  • 2 More than seven times the entire headcount of Twitter, which employs 4,100 people.
    <a href="https://about.twitter.com/company">Source</a>.&nbsp;
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  • 3 About three times the size of Yahoo, headcount: 11,000.
    <a href="https://investor.yahoo.net/faq.cfm">Source</a>.
    Denis Balibouse / Reuters
  • 4 Ten times larger than all of Yelp, which has around 3,000 employees.
    <a href="http://officialblog.yelp.com/2015/06/millennials-love-working-at-yelp-fortunes-100-best-workplaces-for-millennials.h
    Jim Young / Reuters
  • 5 A full 60 times larger than all of Pinterest, which employs around 500 people.
    <a href="https://about.pinterest.com/en/press/press">Source</a>.
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That's also:

  • About the same size as eBay, which has 36,500 employees.
    <a href="http://www.forbes.com/companies/ebay/">Source</a>.
    Beck Diefenbach / Reuters
  • More than half of Google, which has a current workforce of around 54,000 people.
    <a href="http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=google+employees">Source</a>.
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  • A quarter of Microsoft, which employs 117,354.
    <a href="http://news.microsoft.com/facts-about-microsoft/#RevenueHeadcount">Source</a>.
    Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • About a quarter of Apple, which counts around 115,000 current employees worldwide.
    <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-20/apple-said-to-lease-office-space-in-seattle-tower">Source</a>.
    Charles Platiau / Reuters