IBM cuts jobs in at least five U.S. states, and thousands, more

Sources say IBM is cutting jobs in at least five U.S. states, and the number of layoffs is unknown. The company declined to comment on the total number of layoffs, but the scope of the cuts appears to be widespread. “Highly competitive competition requires IBM to be more flexible and continuously add high-value skills to our human resources,” IBM spokesman Ed Barbini said in a statement Thursday. We always consider the current environment, IBM’s personnel decisions are in line with the long-term healthy development of our business.”

IBM cuts jobs in at least five U.S. states, and thousands, more

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“IBM recognizes that this decision could create a particularly difficult situation for some of our employees and will provide subsidized health insurance to all affected U.S. employees until June 2021,” he said. “

A North Carolina employee said the number of employees affected could be in thousands based on an assessment of IBM’s internal communications. The job cuts also affect IBM’s staff in Pennsylvania, California, Missouri and New York, according to people familiar with the matter.