Local IBM Layoffs

By WBNG News

Local IBM Layoffs

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 26, 2009 at 4:57 PM EDT

3 work groups at IBM Endicott are at risk for layoffs.

That's according to Lee Conrad from the employee advocate group, Alliance at IBM.

Big Blue plans to layoff 5-thousand U.S. Employees today.

IBM headquarters has not responded to calls about whether there are cuts at the Endicott site.

Conrad says Alliance has been told layoffs are taking place in Global Business Services, Systems Technology Group, and Global Technology Services.

"We are hearing that these jobs will be eliminated here in the United States and the work shifted to India, China, Asia-Pacific and Latin America." says Conrad.

Conrad says he's outraged to see IBM shipping jobs overseas.

The company employs about 400-thousand workers worldwide.

About 1200 here in Endicott.

Again, IBM has not commented on any local layoffs.

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