IBM lays off more RTP workers

January 27, 2009 2:36:53 PM PST
There was more grim news Tuesday in the Research Triangle as Eyewitness News was able to confirm IBM is laying off more workers.The exact number is not known, but the cuts were expected to be significant.

According to the company's Website, IBM's Triangle offices employ nearly 14,000 full-time workers.

The latest cuts come just days after IBM laid off some 2,800 employees in its software division across the U.S. and in Canada.

Workers at RTP said they were notified they'd been selected to participate in a "resource action" which is apparently the company's jargon for layoffs.

Managers met with affected workers individually to discuss their options.

The affected workers who will leave the company will be offered a lump sum of money. They're eligible for severance which includes medical & employment benefits up to 1 year based on service.

The company will attempt to find jobs within the company for affected workers. If not, they have at least 30 days to find new jobs.


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