The Skinny blog is written by Rick Smith, editor and co-founder of WRAL Tech Wire and business editor of WRAL.com.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – This just in – again – more agony at IBM (NYSE: IBM) as its shares soared above $200 on Monday.

Just when it appeared reports about job cuts at Big Blue had reached an end, more “resource action” – layoff – documents were forwarded to Alliance @ IBM late Monday, pushing the total to 24 work groups and 1,650 people being told they are losing their jobs unless they find employment elsewhere in the company.

Here’s the latest list as provided by the union seeking to represent IBM workers:

  • GTS Public Sector Delivery/IBM Global Account: 59
  • GTS Delivery Application Hosting: 183
  • Corporate Marketing and Communications: 18
  • STG Systems Agenda Delivery: 106
  • GTS finance: 23
  • GTS Delivery Security Risk Management: 39
  • BT/IT Global Workforce Web Processes: 22
  • Software Group East Region Sales: 40
  • GTS MTS Delivery solutions/support: 23
  • GTS Delivery SSO: 57
  • GTS ITS: 128
  • GTS Delivery Distributed Server Mgmt.: 179
  • AMS Commercial Delivery: 118
  • GBS Consulting Services Industrial Sector: 25
  • BT/IT Application & Infrastructure service Mgmt: 78
  • ISC Global Procurement: 50
  • GBS Application Innovation Services: 54
  • STG Sales: 71
  • STG Tech Development: 76
  • BT/IT Business Transformation: 91
  • GTS Maintenance and Tech support East: 45
  • Sales Transaction Hub: 15
  • Strategy and Sales Transformation: 12
  • AMS IBM Global Account: 138

Based on comments posted by workers at the Alliance website, some of the affected people are based in RTP, where IBM employs around 10,000 people.

Big Blue describes the job cuts as a “rebalancing” and won’t disclose specific job cuts or where “rebalancing” is taking place.

As of Thursday night, the casualty total reached 1,440 across 20 work groups. Early Friday, another business group and 45 more cuts.

Lee Conrad, the union’s coordinator, said last week that he believed the worst of the layoffs was over, but they have dragged on.

The latest cuts are “part of the same batch from last Monday,” Conrad said.

“No breakdown on geography,” he added.

Conrad fully expects a bigger round of cuts to come later this month.

We’ll keep you posted as more reports come in.

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