IT World: “IBM is expected to go through a massive reorg next month that will reportedly see 26% of its 430,000-strong work force let go, or 111,800 people. If that figure holds true, that would make it far and away the largest corporate layoff event in history, “
Wow. Just, wow. That’s almost as many people as live in Visalia (the city I live in.) It’s so massive it’s hard to fathom.
Update: To put it another way.
IBM is laying off 110,000 people. For comparison, Apple employs just under 100k people (including both retail and corporate). That is crazy.
— syntax terroir (@importantshock) January 26, 2015