The Alliance says it's hearing the company could cut as many as 16,000 jobs worldwide. IBM has nearly 400,000 employees nationwide and more than 10,000 at RTP.
If the company does go through with a massive job cut, it wouldn't be the first time. The Alliance says IBM cut 15,600 jobs in 2002.
As the recession continues, other Triangle tech companies have cut jobs in the past few months including Lenovo, Sony Ericsson, and Nortel Networks to name few.