IBM has laid off 1,315 US workers from its Global Services division, a trade union group has claimed.
The world's largest technology company has also laid off an unknown number of contractors. Job cuts will continue, [email protected], part of the Communications Workers of America union, said on its website.
An IBM spokesperson confirmed that job losses would not hit the company’s UK workforce but were part of moves to reduce costs in the US. Cost cutting measures were signalled at an investors meeting as IBM posted its first quarter results last month.
IBM ended last year with 355,766 employees worldwide, up from 329,373 in 2005, according to its annual report.
Last month, the company reported profits of $1.8bn (£900m) for the first quarter – up 8% year on year.