IBM has laid off 2,408 people Monday as part of its latest round of job cuts, according to a union trying to organize the company's workers.
The total so far exceeds the original prediction by The Alliance@IBM that IBM would cut about 2,000 jobs in the United States and Canada in this round.
The cuts are affecting IBM's operations in Research Triangle Park and other locations nationwide, the group reports.
"I've been shocked," said Lee Conrad, national coordinator at The Alliance@IBM. "This has been one of the bigger one-day job cuts I've seen at IBM."