Armonk, New York-based IBM, the iconic computer manufacturer, has announced the consequences of a normal business realignment, including a major reduction in force estimated to be approximately 1,700 employees
A company spokesperson commented, “We are continuing to reposition our team to align with our focus on the high-value segments of the IT market and we also continue to hire aggressively in critical new areas that deliver value for our clients and IBM.
Considering that IBM stands accused of age discrimination, you can be that the company’s actions will be scrutinized for anything that will earn loophole-lawyers a payday.
There is little doubt that additional layoffs will occur after IBM closes on its $34 billion Red Hat acquisition later in the year and starts the process of integration that will eliminate redundant functions and positions among Red Hat’s 13,000 employees.
Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?