AUSTIN (KXAN) - IBM is now slashing jobs, but the company has provided no official word yet on how many employees in Austin could lose their jobs.
While IBM is staying tight-lipped, Bloomberg News and the Associated Press describe the cuts as "sweeping" and say they'll affect everyone from senior executives to rank-and-file employees.
"Change is constant in the technology industry and transformation is an essential feature of our business model," said Doug Shelton, IBM corporate communications director. "Consequently, some level of workforce remix is a constant requirement for our business.
"Given the competitive nature of our industry, we do not publicly discuss the details of staffing plans."
Numbers from 2011 from the University of Texas indicate that IBM has about 6,000 employees in Austin. It is the company's second-largest single site in the U.S.
That number is still less than two percent of the 400,000 workers IBM employees worldwide.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.