Workers at IBM began telling the media through a Facebook site that Big Blue had started another round of layoffs on Wednesday. Later that evening, the company confirmed that layoffs had begun in what it calls “workforce rebalancing.” However, IBM also denied a report that it was cutting as much as one third of its workers in the U.S.

Some layoffs have taken place in Research Triangle Park with workers affected being given 90 days notice, according to employees and the website “Watching IBM.”

Under a recently revised severance plan, laid-off workers will receive only one month of pay{[/a}}, however. The previous plan included up to six months pay based on years of service.

There also are plenty of job openings. As IBM goes through an extensive reboot under a new strategic plan shaped by Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty, the company says it is looking to fill 25,000 jobs in areas of cloud computing, analytics, Internet of Things and other initiatives. Under Rometty, IBM has sold off traditional operations, such as x86 servers (to Lenovo) and semiconductors while making numerous acquisitions and redirecting efforts toward initiatives such as analytics based on Watson supercomputer technology.

“IBM is aggressively transforming its business to lead in a new era of cognitive and cloud computing,” IBM said in a statement. “This includes remixing skills to meet client requirements.”

At a conference in mid-February, Rometty said her vision for IBM was to make it “a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.”

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has sharply reduced its U.S. work force over the past several years, according to estimates made based on insider-provided data by Alliance@IBM, a now defunct union organization initiative.

Adding credibility to those numbers, a Wall Street analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. estimates IBM has cut between 90,000 and 100,000 U.S. workers since 2006. IBM no longer discloses how many employees it has at locations, such as at its campus in RTP, or by nation.

Alliance@IBM estimated U.S. IBM jobs shrank to around 85,000 from nearly 134,000 in 2005.

However, IBM also said that a media report stating it was cutting one third of U.S. jobs was untrue.

IBM did acknowledge to analysts at a recent briefing that its total work force changed little in 2015, staying at some 378,000.

But Bloomberg news points out that the company also said it has “increased its mix of offshore workers by 6 percentage points over the past two years.”

IBM workers have complained about offshoring for years, being forced to train foreign workers how to do the U.S.-based jobs that are being lost as IBM sought to cut costs.

Workers also have complained about the importation of foreign workers under so-called H-1B visas, alleging that these employees are paid less than IBMers who in turn lose their jobs.