3/2/2012 9:10:56 AM
Times Union: Capital Region ducks big blues from cuts
ALBANY — The Capital Region — especially the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering — appears to have escaped nearly 1,500 job cuts across North America by IBM.
IBM has a significant presence with hundreds of highly paid scientists at the NanoCollege. The company takes up an entire floor at the school's $150 million NanoFab East building.
And Big Blue also has a large sales force on State Street in downtown Albany.
IBM won't answer questions about the scale or location of the job cuts, which have been estimated by Alliance@IBM, an arm of the Communications Workers of America Local 1701, which represents IBM employees.