Alliance@IBM claims IBM has cut more than 10,000 jobs thus far in 2009.
According to the Alliance@IBM
a group of current and former IBM employees
pushing to unionize the company's U.S.
work force, IBM has cut more than 10,000
jobs thus far in 2009.
Lee Conrad, national coordinator for the Alliance@IBM,
said according to reports sent in to the organization, IBM
has cut 10,403 jobs to date in 2009.
"Also an anonymous employee stated that 13,000 names have been removed
from the IBM US internal employee/contractor
email database so far this year," Conrad said in an e-mail.
Moreover, Conrad said, "IBM's North
American job cuts for 2009 as of August 24, 2009, that Alliance@IBM
has verified through the receipt of Resource Action (RA) packages" amount to
9,308. And with reports of small job cuts over the past year that have not been
verified through RA packs, employee "force-outs" based on Management
Initiated Separation, and elimination of IBM
contractors not included in IBM's Resource
Action packages, the number of job cuts balloons to more than 10,000, Conrad
According to Alliance@IBM reports, the
2009 job cuts include 1,419 positions eliminated from IBM
Software Group. 1,213 from IBM Systems and
Technology Group, 1,449 from IBM Sales and
Distribution, 2,136 from IBM Global Business
Services' Application Services group,
998 from IBM's GBS Consulting Services and
307 from IBM Finance, among other units of
the systems giant.