As many as 147 HP workers in Raleigh could lose their jobs due to the loss of a contract.

HP (NYSE: HPQ) says in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN notice) that it is cutting workers because of a contract.

Not all the 147 workers could be out of work, however, HP says some could find employment else where in the company.

“The actual number of affected individuals may be less than indicated above due to the possibilitythat some of the notified individuals may find a new position elsewhere within thecompany and/or transfer to another HP facility,” HP said in the letter sent to the state of North Carolina.

The state received the letter on June 14, but layoffs began on March 17. The cuts were to be completed by either June 14 or June 28, the company said. 

“Each affected individual was given or will be given an equivalent to 60 days of pay and benefits,” HP said.

Jobs affected by the action as cited by HP:

  • 1 Assistant III
  • 2 Clerk II
  • 15 Clerk Ill
  • 14 Clerk IV
  • 1 Financial Analyst II
  • 7 Insurance/Healthcare Cons I
  • 47 Insurance/Healthcare Cons II
  • 14 lnsuraricelHealthcare Cons III
  • 7 lnsurance/Healthcare Cons IV
  • 4 lnsurance/Healthcare Cons V
  • 2 Insurance/Healthcare Cons VI
  • 1 Internal Consultant I
  • 4 ITO Svc Delivery Cons I
  • 17 ITO Svc Delivery Rep II
  • 6 ITO Svc Delivery Rep IV
  • 1 ITO Svc Delivery Rep V
  • 1 Mgr Administrative Services
  • 1 Project Manager Ill-Internal
  • 1 Sup Administrative Services
  • 1 Svc Info Developer IV

The HP job cuts are part of a restructuring plan put in place by CEO Meg Whitman. The world’s No. 1 PC maker, which is being pursued closely by No. 2 Lenovo, also has a huge services operation.

Much of that Services business became part of HP when it acquired EDS in 2009 for some $13.9 billion.

According to its website, the Enterprise Services group “provides infrastructure technology outsourcing services, applications services, and industry services, including business process outsourcing to more than 1,700 business and government clients in 90 countries.”

The company says it provides :comprehensive IT services to more than 1,700 business and government clients in 90 countries.”

Just last week at a conference, Whitman said HP had reached the half-way point in a plan to lay off some 27,000 people out of a work force numbering 350,000 by the end of 2013. 

Last month, HP reported a 32 percent drop in earnings for its second quarter.