IBM Cuts Services Jobs in N.A.By Jessica Davis | Print
Big Blue made a second round of cuts to its service business in response to first-quarter results.IBM has eliminated approximately 1,500 jobs in North American in its technology services unit, a spokesman has confirmed.
The cuts mark the second this month in the services arm of the company. The first set, totaling 1,450, were to IBM Global Services mostly in North America, said Ed Barbini, an IBM spokesman.
Big Blue's CTO indicated during the company's first-quarter earnings call that IBM needed to address cost issues in North America. For the first quarter, IBM reported profit at the technology unit fell 19 percent to $681 million.
Historically as much as 20 percent of those hit by job cuts at IBM have been able to find other jobs within the company, according to Barbini.