Fiorina's Job Growth Claim At HP Is Overstated
Carly Fiorina's claim that she grew jobs at Hewlett-Packard from 80,000 to 150,000 is technically true, though that's not the whole story.By Jake Godin | November 10, 2015
When Carly Fiorina talks about her record as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she’s got a pretty positive perspective. (Video via Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library)
“We saved 80,000 jobs, we went on to grow to 150,000 jobs. We quadrupled the growth rate of the company, quadrupled cash flow of the company, tripled the rate of innovation of the company,” Carly Fiorina said on NBC.
Right. So, those sound like some pretty impressive accomplishments. But Fiorina’s claim she doubled HP’s employee count doesn’t tell the whole story.