Populist outrage in 3…2…1. IBM is laying off 5,000 U.S. employees and “building its work force in India and other locations,” according to the WSJ. Foreign workers now make up 71% of IBMs workforce of 400,000.
In a bit of nastiness many of the laid off workers have trained their Indian counterparts before getting the axe. In fact, this who story sounds like the premise for a new romantic comedy only involving real jobs and real lives. Just add this to the long choo-choo train of IBM’s continuing irrelevance in the technology market.