IBM has begun laying off U.S. workers as part of its 2013 restructuring, Bloomberg reports. Big...

|By:, SA News Editor
IBM has begun laying off U.S. workers as part of its 2013 restructuring, Bloomberg reports. Big Blue stated in April it expects to record $1B in 2013 charges related to its job cuts, but didn't disclose how many employees would be affected. Oracle Research's Laurence Balter's estimates (based on the $1B figure) IBM is laying off 6K-8K workers, or less than 2% of its 434K-strong workforce. A decent portion of those cuts could happen in France.