LOHUD: IBM JOB CUTS RISE; SEN. GREG BALL CALLS FOR TIGHTER RULES

Total nationwide job cuts in IBM Corp.’s latest quarterly round of reductions have now climbed to 1,440.

That’s the count being kept by the Alliance@IBM, a workers’ group that tracks moves that IBM does not publicly announce or confirm.

The reduction in U.S. staff has been part of IBM’s corporate strategy for years. Its employment growth has been overseas, increasingly in Asia.

New York state Sen. Greg Ball, R-C, Patterson, issued a statement criticizing state aid given to IBM and calling for a new law that would tighten the rules on tax incentives for any company.

Read more on this story from our sister newspaper the Poughkeepsie Journal.

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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