May 2, 2007

IBM = I’ve Been Moved Overseas

News is coming out on the latest round of 1315 layoffs at IBM. Here’s a list of what I’ve found so far:

Denver & Boulder, Co. 150
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 45
Westchester County 15
Endicott, N.Y. 13
East Fishkill, N.Y. 11
Essex Junction, Vt. 7
Burlington, Vt. ??
Southbury, Conn. ??
Lexington, Ky. ??
This is way short of the 1315 layoffs that are being reported, so if anyone has additional info please post in the comment section or E-mail me through my personal profile button. I'll update the above layoff numbers and all other info is confidential unless released.

From a Craig Wolf article in the Poughkeepsie Journal: “Lee Conrad, national organizer for the employee group, the Alliance "at" IBM, said members had sent in paperwork issued by IBM internally showing a major downsizing nationally.”

Also from the Alliance "at" IBM web site here is a list of departments being effected:
Server Systems Operations
Technology Integration & Management
Global Infrastructure & Resource Management Americas Delivery Engagement Support
Security, Asset and Risk Management Americas Industrial Sector Delivery
Financial Services Sector Delivery
Distribution Sector Delivery
Communications Sector Delivery
IBM Global Account Delivery
Global Network Services Delivery

Conrad also said "IBM has been very clear they will be eliminating jobs in the United States and shifting jobs to India and China and other low-cost countries,".

From a Paul McDougall article on
“IBM's spokesman said the job cuts are related to the company's effort to redistribute its workforce from low-growth to high-growth areas. The plan was unveiled two years ago, when IBM said it would cut 10,000 to 13,000 jobs worldwide. IBM took a charge against earnings of $300 million last year primarily to cover costs associated with those cuts.”