IBM, which employs about 10,000 people at its Research Triangle Park campus, is laying off some employees here and in Charlotte, according to a labor union trying to organize IBM's workers.
"We are hearing of job cuts that started yesterday at IBM at two divisions -- Systems Technology Group and Global Technology Services," said Lee Conrad, national field coordinator of Alliance@IBM.
In addition to Charlotte and RTP, the layoffs are occurring at IBM facilities in New York, Georgia, California and Rochester, Minn., Conrad said.
Conrad said his group doesn't yet know the extent of the cuts in North Carolina or elsewhere.
The labor union is waiting for reports on the size of the cuts within the business units. Laid-off employees are given a package that details the number of jobs cut within a business unit.
Conrad's group pieces together the size of cuts as employees share those packages.
Such efforts are an attempt to get around IBM's policy of not commenting on layoffs.
A company spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request to comment.
IBM instituted a round of layoffs in February in its Global Business Services division, according to Alliance@IBM.