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IBM Considering 30 Percent Reduction In GTS Staff, Redeployment Of Thousands Of Service Professionals

It's been a tough week for employees at IBM's Global Technology Services operations amid reports that the company is considering making substantial reductions in the GTS workforce. The company is reportedly evaluating plans to move tens of thousands of GTS employees or let their positions expire when employees leave.

The plan, reportedly prepared for IBM by the Bain & Company management consultancy, calls for some 30 percent of IBM's service delivery and technology professionals to be "productively redeployed" in 2018.

About 30,900 IBM employees would be impacted by the plan, of which more than 10,000 are in the U.S.

GTS is the IBM business unit that provides IT infrastructure and outsourcing services.

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