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A 35-page document given the workers affected across the U.S. as part of the "resource action" as IBM calls layoffs includes a specific reference stating that IBM is not seeking a waiver of claims under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA. Therefore such information listed in previous IBM layoffs is not required, says Raleigh attorney Jeremy Sayre of the law firm Ward and Smith, P.A.
The New York Times and Financial Times report that workers at an IBM plant near Hong Kong have continued a strike for the fourth consecutive day. They are protesting the sale of IBM's x86 server business to Lenovo. IBM says it hopes workers will accept the transfer.
Workers in the U.S. aren't expressing much sympathy for IBMers in China who are protesting layoffs and the sale of Big Blue's x86 server business to Lenovo. Why? If your job was off-shored, how would you feel?
Thousands of IBM workers in China - some carrying banners describing IBM as a "Sweat Shop" and "We are not merchandise" - staged protests Wednesday in reaction to layoffs and the sale of IBM's low-end server business to Lenovo.
Tech news site CNET says a quarter of IBM's Systems Technology Group, which has a large presence in the Triangle, could be laid off in the job cuts that started Thursday. Meanwhile, new data from research firm IDC says IBM's server sales are plunging, adding to the dire news. Is this more bad news for Lenovo which is buying the x86 server business?
A $1 billion "rebalancing" of its workforce as IBM describes its latest round of layoffs hit across the U.S. on Thursday. IBM confirmed cuts were underway. The first reports about cuts in RTP affect the Global Business Services group.
No one can better tell the story of what's happening within IBM today than the workers who are being laid off - or are seeing the reactions of others who are told they will soon be out of a job. Comments range from relief to relief and happiness to sadness. One of those hit is a 32-year-7-month veteran.
IBM confirms that it is no longer including in "Resource Action" documentation for laid-off workers a variety of information that described the impact of job cuts in each worker's group. Ages, titles and numbers of workers are gone. The union seeking to represent IBM workers protests the decision.
A $1 billion "rebalancing" of its workforce as IBM describes its latest round of layoffs was expected to begin in the U.S. today, internal sources had told the union seeking to represent IBM workers. One group was reported to have been hit in Arizona. Meanwhile, the union has been told of more cuts in India and in Taiwan. Those reports are unconfirmed.
Lenovo, which is buying Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion, plans to make the phonemaker profitable within four to six quarters without eliminating jobs, according to Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing.
With another round of layoffs expected to begin later this week, IBM says it will keep some current and restore some other jobs in New York that were cut in 2013. Among the jobs is 500 in Buffalo for a nanotechnology center.
IBM's smarter cloud play: Big Blue's IBM's two announcements today, committing an additional $1 billion in cloud software investments and acquiring cloud database provider, Cloudant, represent the company's approach of evolving technical capabilities through specialized acquisitions then scaling these capabilities through existing software offerings and services.
Dick Daugherty, who ran IBM operations in North Carolina for years, and Joe Freddoso, the current chief executive officer at MCNC, recall the career of William "Bill" Kress, who died last week. Holt Anderson of NCHICA remembers a "consummate gentleman" who served his community.
As IBMers across North America anticipate the beginning of layoffs this week, IBM reportedly has struck a deal with the state of New York to preserve "at least 3,100 high-tech jobs," according to Gannett newspapers. Meanwhile, Big Blue is increasing its commitment to cloud computing, Bloomberg news reports.
HP has lost the world's No. 1 PC mantle to Lenovo and faces the potential of increased competition in the server market as IBM sells its x86 server business to the PC leader. But Meg Whitman, 2 1/2-years into her turnaround role at HP, is on the attack as HP regains its footing.
WRAL added another technology first to the station's list, using Google Glass - a wearable computer resembling eye glasses - to provide the audience a "you are really there" inside view of a newscast. A stunt? No, say anchor Bill Leslie and reporter Brian Shrader who see Glass as a tool to improve reporting and newscasts in years to come.
An IBM spokesperson confirms that Big Blue is laying off workers overseas in order to "rebalance its workforce." However, he won't comment on cuts in North America where layoffs in 2013 led to more than 3,500 people losing jobs.
Union insiders and workers say that hundreds of IBMers are being let go through voluntary separation or layoffs across Europe. The latest "rebalancing" of Big Blue is heading west, with the first reports of job losses in the U.S. coming from New York. Layoffs also have begun in Brazil, one report says.
A new Government Accountability Report offers perspective on the potential for nanomanufacturing as well as the challenges. Nanotech is an emerging industry in North Carolina. But the report says "the path to greater benefits--whether economic, social, or environmental--from nanomanufactured goods and services is not yet clear."