Reports: Layoffs Coming In IBM Services

The Wall Street Journal

The move comes after IBM eliminated an undisclosed number of jobs— believed to number at least several thousand—back in January. Those cuts were primarily in the company's Software Group.

While a spokesman acknowledged in January that IBM was "reallocating our skills and resources," the company has largely been silent about the scope of its workforce reductions. An IBM spokesman declined to comment Wednesday on reports of the latest layoffs.

The reports indicate that some of the service work performed by the laid-off employees would be shifted to IBM employees in India.

A posting on the Alliance@IBM Web site indicate that cuts will be made Thursday at IBM Global Technology Services operations in Hartford, Conn., and Boulder, Colo. Alliance@IBM is a Web site operated by the Communications Workers of America union that has long tried to organize IBM employees.

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