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.