ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) IBM is laying off workers at plants across the United States this week, but the number of jobs cut isn't clear.

Doug Shelton, a spokesman at IBM's Armonk, N.Y., headquarters, acknowledged the company is eliminating jobs, but wouldn't say how many or from which divisions. IBM has had a long-standing policy of not immediately disclosing those details.

Lee Conrad of the Alliance at IBM a labor union tracking the cuts says about 1,200 workers from IBM's Systems Technology Group lost their jobs Tuesday at plants in East Fishkill, N.Y.; Burlington, Vt.; Rochester, Minn.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Research Triangle Park, N.C.

By the union's count, roughly 2,800 IBM workers were let go last week, mostly in the software and distribution divisions. Conrad says more cuts are expected soon.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) IBM is laying off workers at plants across the United States this week, but the number of jobs cut isn't clear.

Doug Shelton, a spokesman at IBM's Armonk, N.Y., headquarters, acknowledged the company is eliminating jobs, but wouldn't say how many or from which divisions. IBM has had a long-standing policy of not immediately disclosing those details.

Lee Conrad of the Alliance at IBM a labor union tracking the cuts says about 1,200 workers from IBM's Systems Technology Group lost their jobs Tuesday at plants in East Fishkill, N.Y.; Burlington, Vt.; Rochester, Minn.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Research Triangle Park, N.C.

By the union's count, roughly 2,800 IBM workers were let go last week, mostly in the software and distribution divisions. Conrad says more cuts are expected soon.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.