Shock to the employees of the American IT giant IBM. Blick informs: 300 employees have been laid off in Switzerland. The headquarters in Altstetten, Zurich, is particularly affected.
Layoffs are a clear cut. IBM employs about 3,000 people in Switzerland. 10 percent of employees will have to leave this year.
10,000 employees were fired in Europe
Layoffs do not come in a vacuum. Last November, the financial portal Bloomberg reported that IBM was planning to cut huge jobs in Europe this year. It is said that 10,000 employees have been affected.
At that time there was talk of Germany and Great Britain. It was also said that employees in Poland, Slovakia, Italy and Belgium would be affected. But Bloomberg has not reported any job cuts in Switzerland. According to Blick’s information, this has now been implemented largely without informing the public.
Reason for layoff
The reason for the layoff was likely part of IBM’s business. The US giant announced in October that it wanted to split its infrastructure services business into a separate company. Now you might want to cut costs.
IBM Switzerland did not want to confirm or deny the layoffs of 300 workers at Blick’s request. The Media Office in Germany sent Blake a meaningless statement at the last second. Without going into specific questions. “Our employee decisions are made to provide our customers with the best possible support on their way to offering a hybrid open cloud platform and artificial intelligence capabilities. We are also reinvesting in our business. ”
Publish date: 04/23/2021 at 2:27 pm
Last update: 23.04.2021, a minute ago