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By | Mark Ballard 21st February 2007 22:23

IBM preps UK job cuts

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Exclusive IBM is expected to announce redundancies in at the UK arm of its service delivery business, Integrated Technology Delivery.

The firm refused to comment this afternoon. A spokesman said: "IBM is constantly rebalancing its workforce to meet evolving client needs."

"No redundancies are being announced at this time," he added

According to sources The Register, IBM staff have been told to expect to hear further details of an offer of voluntary redundancies.

"They're going to email out further details later on today," one said.

"Gordon Crawford, the Vice President of Global Technology Services UK, Ireland and South Africa, just announced it...via a webcast emailed out to all ITD employees," a source added. ITD is part of IBM's Global Technology Services Division.

Crawford was unavailable for comment. Enquiries made by The Register suggest fewer than 100 employees could have received the offer. TWe understand that voluntary redundancy has been offered to every UK employee of ITD and that they had until 9 March to decide.

According to the specialist communications industry press, ITD delivers mainframe, call centre, security, administration and software services from centres around the world, and turned over $3.8bn in 2005, up 14 per cent from 2004.®

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