Alliance @ IBM/CWA Local 1701, an organization rallying to unionize IBM employees, has been tracking the job cuts on their website. The tally as of Friday morning remained at 1,400, but locations of job losses were not noted.
As employee cuts continue to mount, IBM Canada posted two open positions for their Ottawa office.
Online job postings for the positions of "organization change consultant" and "human capital management consultant" remain on online job posting sites Monster and Simply Hired.
IBM Canada would not comment on whether Ottawa's office is or will be downsizing.
"Given the competitive nature of our business, we do not publicly discuss the details of our staffing plans," said Carrie Bendzsa, IBM Canada's manager of external affairs, in an e-mail to OBJ. "Change is constant in our industry and transformation is a permanent feature of our business model. Consequently, some level of workforce remix is an ongoing part of our business."
Ms. Bendzsa added that the posted consultant position was for a job opening within IBM's services team which provides consulting services to clients in various industries.
IBM does not disclose local employee figures, but has previously regarded itself as Ottawa's largest private-sector employer.
IBM made the cuts across business segments in the U.S. and some parts of Canada.
The world's largest computer-services provider employed 433,362 worldwide as of Dec. 31, according to regulatory filings.
IBM's New York headquarters were not immediately available for comment.
In January, IBM reported that its fourth-quarter earnings rose above expectations because of stronger revenue and improved margins. For all of 2011, IBM earned $15.86 billion, or $13.06 per share, up seven per cent from 2010.
It also raised its outlook for 2012.