IBM reduced its staff by 12%

IBM reduced its staff by 12%

For the second year in a row downsize IBM. This process reflects the financial difficulties of the company, and the transformation of business, to which she was forced to resort to is not the best time for yourself.

Of documents that IBM has sent to the Commission by the Securities and Exchange Commission (US Securities and Exchange Commission), it follows that the end of 2014 the number of employees in the company amounted to 379,592, which is 12% lower than a year earlier. About 35 thousand. Jobs were eliminated as a result of the sale of units. Excluding this staff headcount American corporation decreased by 3.9% last year.

For the first time in the XXI century, IBM began to reduce staff in 2013. Prior to this massive layoffs in the camp of “Big Blue” dated 1993-1994 years, when the company was in deep crisis.
In January, the media have been rumors of the intention to dismiss IBM about 118 thousand. Man, but the company denied this information quickly.

IBM spokesman Ian Colley (Ian Colley) told the news agency Bloomberg, that at the present time, the company opened about 15 000 new jobs, many of which are associated with key business areas of the vendor: analytical and cloud technologies and solutions in the field of information security.

In these products IBM intends to invest about $ 4 billion in 2015, and three years later expects to achieve from them proceeds of $ 40 billion, which corresponds to 40% of the total projected sales for this period.

IBM reduced its staff by 12% updated: March 1, 2015 author: John Malkovich