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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A new month, another work group being cut in size at IBM (NYSE: IBM). And more cuts may be in the pipeline.

The count now is 1,860 with employees in 28 groups being told to find work elsewhere within IBM or leave. Workers are offered severance and other benefits.

Alliance at IBM, the union seeking to represent IBM workers, on Monday added another work group and 22 more layoffs to the latest round of Big Blue cuts which have occurred over the past month.

However, the cuts may be going higher.

One post at the Alliance website says that 2,560 workers are being cut and that the union has not received all documents in the “resource actions” – IBM speak for layoffs.

“2560 US IBMers disappeared from the network on 3/28,” the poster wrote. “The Alliance estimates based on RA packages received are lower than actuals.” 

Lee Conrad, national coordinator for Alliance, said he was “not surprised” that more documents continue to be sent to the union.

“We never get all of them,” he added.

Asked about the 2,560 number, Conrad replied: “Yes, it is plausible.”

The New Cut List

Here’s the latest list as of Monday, April 2, based on documents as provided by Alliance at IBM.

GTS, STG and other terms refer to organizations within IBM:

  • 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
  • HR Talent (Corporate): 112
  • GBS Consulting Services Distribution Sector: 28
  • STG Systems Hardware: 48
  • ISC Business Integration and Strategy: 22

Based on comments posted by workers since the layoffs began last month 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 more notices come in, they will be posted here.

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