IBM (NYSE: IBM) plans to cut more than 6 percent of its 3,000 work force in Ireland.

The company says it is transferring 190 server manufacturing jobs to China by March 2011.

"This change will place us closer to our growth markets and suppliers, while providing greater operational efficiency and cost savings," IBM said.

The Irish Times reported the news. ()

IBM has been cutting manufacturing jobs in Ireland but in March announced the creation of 200 jobs there for a research center.

IBM employs some 10,000 people in the Triangle area.

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