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Employees: More layoffs announced at IBM

More layoffs were announced at IBM Thursday, according to several employees who reached out to ABC 17 News.

It’s a company ABC 17 News has been investigating since the first round of reported layoffs last year.

But sources said this round of layoffs is a little different from the ones they’ve reported in the past.

IBM did not return phone calls to even confirm the layoffs Thursday, but three IBM sources said the employees impacted by the action don’t physically work at the Columbia location. They just report to managers at the Columbia facility from other states.

Employees ABC 17 News talked to said they knew another round of layoffs was coming.

This comes after a months long investigation into the job numbers at the Columbia facility and where the jobs are going.

The company already lost some tax incentives from the state of Missouri back in May for not meeting the 800 jobs promised to the state.

ABC 17 News has tried reaching out to IBM for the last three stories about the company, but phone calls are no longer answered or returned.

Employees ABC 17 News talked with Thursday said they’re not sure of the exact number of people affected by the latest announcement.

ABC 17 News reached out to lawmakers in D.C., specifically Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler since the IBM facility in Columbia is in her district.

Her office said it was not aware of the reported layoffs.

ABC 17 News checked the Alliance@IBM union website and found multiple posts with Thursday’s date indicating layoffs at other facilities globally.

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