IBM Layoffs: 1,148 and Counting
Most of the job cuts appear to be within the U.S., with a high concentration in IBM’s Global Technology Services outsourcing unit.
Alliance@IBM national director Lee Conrad puts the current tally of layoffs at 1,148, and says it’s offshoring that’s driving the reductions. “Those jobs are moving offshore, which seems to be the trend at IBM,” Conrad told AllThingsD. “This is a further abandonment of the U.S. workforce. When IBM talks about rebalancing, what they really mean is moving jobs from the States to overseas.”
IBM did not respond to a request for comment.