IBM lays off staff, restructures local management

Regional and US layoffs driven by offshoring.

IBM New Zealand has made major staff changes and there is speculation of of layoffs at the company. Phill Patton has been appointed national sales manager and business partners say that two regional sales manager positions have been disestablished. Stephen Elliott has been appointed head of software.

Computerworld has been told that, in all, 34 jobs are going, but IBM was not prepared to comment on redundacies.

The company also said in an email that it didn’t comment on the details of internal appointments.

“Our leadership is continually changing to meet the needs of our clients and our business.”

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