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IBM, the Silent Job Cutter, Stokes Worker Anxiety, Speculation

  • Big Blue stays quiet on dismissals. Even managers don’t know
  • ‘Half my department is gone,’ says one ousted IBM employee
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Coronavirus Special Report: America's Employment Bust

IBM’s new chief executive officer, Arvind Krishna, has continued an unusual company tradition, refusing to disclose the scale of its latest round of job cuts.

The price: speculation about thousands of positions eliminated in the U.S. last month, and heightened anxiety among employees.