IBM also said that this move is the result of IBM's ongoing assessment of the most effective way to procure products. Currently, Poughkeepsie is already producing IBM Z, so it already has the required skills, procedures, tools and manufacturing expertise.
IBM did not disclose the exact number of layoffs, only that all affected employees will leave the company by the end of July 2019.
According to several IBM employees, at least 70% of workers will leave this month, and the rest will leave at the end of July. Workers were told at the beginning of last month that the factory was closed and news of layoffs was about to be laid off.
According to previous reports in the Today newspaper, IBM's factory in Tampines has 400 to 600 employees. The last layoffs have been carried out for three rounds, with at least 200 employees laid off.