Possible IBM layoffs locally

June 12, 2013 5:39:36 PM PDT
Layoff notices went out to thousands of IBM employees worldwide Wednesday.

The company, one of the original tenants in RTP, brings big business to our area.

Right now, it is not known exactly how many layoffs will happen locally.

Based on a cost cutting figure given by IBM earlier this year, some major business publications are reporting the number could be 6,000 to 8,000 worldwide. IBM is notoriously tight lipped, however.

A spokesperson for the IBM operation in RTP would only resend a company statement that says in a highly competitive environment some level of workforce remix is a constant requirement.

However, word is out around RTP that there will be some layoffs locally.

IBM has not filed any layoff notices with the state.

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