DURHAM – IBM has transferred 80 roles in its US IBM Systems AIX group to another continent, according to reporting from The Register.

As of 2023, the entire group was now based in India, an IBM source told The Register, whereas prior to the third quarter of 2022, the group was divided with about half of its members working in India and half working in the United States.

The 80 roles affected were an estimate, according to the source cited by The Register.  And the source also described what was happening at IBM as “redeployment limbo” affecting “older, retirement eligible employees.”

IBM has previously been involved in a lawsuit and federal investigation that alleged age discrimination at the company.

Nickle LaMoreaux, chief human resources officer at IBM, published a statement in February 2022 on IBM’s website stating “there was (and is) no systemic age discrimination at our company.”

An earlier report from The Register describes what a current employee told the publication is an attempt to push people out of the company, eliminating positions “without formally doing so.”

“They are trying to drive people out with no severance,” this person told the publication, according to a report published on January 5, 2022.

Meanwhile, the company’s stock outperformed compared to other technology firms, WRAL TechWire published in December.  The company will report on its fourth quarter and full-year 2022 financial results on January 25.

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