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Thursday, June 13, 2013
IBM spokesman Doug Shelton said the layoffs are aimed at trimming its U.S. workforce and he gave the following statement in an email: “Change is constant in the technology industry and transformation is an essential feature of our business model. Consequently, some level of workforce remix is a constant requirement for our business. Given the competitive nature of our industry, we do not publicly discuss the details of staffing plans.”
Bloomberg TV explained that IBM is starting to downsize its workforce in an effort to reduce expenses. It was previously thought that most of the jobs would be overseas, however, Bloomberg says that the IBM layoffs are aimed at several levels of employees.
The main reason for the IBM layoffs is pretty obvious whether IBM executives want to admit or not: the company has lagged in any growth efforts and sales have stagnated. Unfortunately for Big Blue and its employees, this is the start of yet another round of layoffs — one of several in the last few years.