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IBM to fire 5,000 US workers, India to gain

March 26, 2009

Global computer technology giant International Business Machines -- IBM, or 'Big Blue' -- plans to lay off about 5,000 employees in the United States, with many of the jobs being transferred to India, a media report said on Thursday.

The technology giant has been steadily building its work force in India and other locations, while reducing the number of employees based in the US.

Image: The IBM headquarters in Paris. | Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters.

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