IBM to shed up to 1,400 jobs in France by end 2014

April 18, 2013
People speaks in front of IBM screen on November 14, 2012 in Paris. Computing giant IBM is to next week present a plan to slash between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs in France over the next two years, union leaders said on Thursday.

Computing giant IBM is to next week present a plan to slash between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs in France over the next two years, union leaders said on Thursday.

"Management wants to cut between 1,200 and 1,400 direct over two years," equivalent to 14 percent of IBM's 9,700-strong French , Gerard Chameau, a representative for the CFDT union, told AFP.

The plan is due to be outlined to employees at a meeting on April 24, both Chameau and IBM's main Unsa union confirmed.

If the are made gradually over this year and next, a voluntary redundancy plan could replace compulsory cuts, said a third union, the CFE-CGC.

The company's management was not immediately available for comment.

Explore further: IBM to shift 'large number' of US jobs to India

Related Stories

IBM to shift 'large number' of US jobs to India

March 25, 2009

Computer giant IBM plans to cut a "large number" of US employees in its business services unit and transfer their duties to India, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

EU accepts IBM concessions in antitrust probe

December 14, 2011

(AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog says it has accepted concessions made by IBM to make it easier for rivals to perform maintenance on its mainframe computers and is closing its investigation of the company.

NY Times, union agree to new contract

November 14, 2012

Union members at The New York Times approved a new contract through 2016 which offers modest raises and a revamped pension, ending a deadlock of more than a year and a half.

Nokia Siemens axes services unit, 1,000 jobs at risk

December 5, 2012

Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Finnish and German engineering giants Nokia and Siemens, said Wednesday it is shutting down one of its German units with the potential loss of 1,000 jobs.

Recommended for you

Team creates functional ultrathin solar cells

August 27, 2015

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria has developed an ultrathin solar cell for use in lightweight and flexible applications. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.