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Where Will HP’s Laid-Off Employees Relocate (If Necessary)?

by John Stevens June 1, 2010 9:34 PM
In September of 2008, Hewlett-Packard (HP) took over information technology (IT) provider Electronic Data Systems, and then proceeded to cut 24,600 jobs. Today HP announced that it will be cutting about 9,000 more. Lately, technology firms in Silicon Valley have starting recruiting more aggressively again. But will there be enough technology jobs in the Valley for the 9,000 Hewlett-Packard employees that will be laid off over the next several years?

HP says that it will also be adding a total of 6,000 jobs to its sales and delivery teams, but the 9,000 laid-off employees will be from IT. The IT jobs will disappear as HP automates more of the services that it provides to clients. Some technology companies in the area, such as Google, Intel, and Cisco are adding jobs. But analysts say that many technology jobs are starting to migrate to other cities -- and laid-off technology workers are beginning to follow. [More]

Strategic Storage Trust Snapping Up Self Storage

by Holly Robinson April 13, 2010 10:15 AM
California real-estate investment trust Strategic Storage Trust Inc. (SSTI) has added a new self storage site to the 30 that it currently owns -- Augusta Ranch Self Storage, at 9252 E. Guadalupe Road, in Mesa, Arizona. The business will be renamed SmartStop, to match Strategic Storage's other self storage businesses. [More]

Self-Storage Company Donates Units to Help Fire Victims in Phoenix, Arizona

by Kim Kilpatrick November 16, 2009 6:21 AM
It's typical for self-storage companies to have a favorite charity that they like to support, and Everest Self Storage, of Phoenix, Arizona, is no exception. Everest has been supporting the Phoenix Fire Department Outreach Program for nine years. This year, the facility is helping Phoenix fire victims by donating three storage units. According to facility manager Maria Bates, the storage units at Everest are being used to store donations that have been collected in local drives until they can be distributed to the victims of home fires. [More]