Number of IBM employees was 379,592 for year-end 2014

IBM officially reported on the number of employees for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014 in the 10-K filed with the SEC on Feb. 24, 2015.

Employees and Related Workforce

Yr.-to–Yr. Percent Change
For the year ended December 2014 2013 2012 2014-13 2013-12
IBM/wholly owned subsidiaries 379,592* 431,212 434,246 (12.0)% (0.7)%
Less-than-wholly owned subsidiaries 8,862 9,018 8,009 (1.7)% 12.6%
Complementary 24,321 23,555 24,740 3.3% (4.8)%
  • Reflects reduction of approximately 35,000 resources due to divestitures.

As a globally integrated enterprise, the company operates in more than 175 countries and is continuing to shift its business to the higher value segments of enterprise IT. The decrease in total resources from 2013 to 2014 was primarily due to divestitures in 2014, which drove a reduction of approximately 38,000 resources. The company continues to remix its skills and resource needs to match the best opportunities in the marketplace.

The complementary workforce is an approximation of equivalent full-time employees hired under temporary, part-time and limited- term employment arrangements to meet specific business needs in a flexible and cost-effective manner.

Source: Form 10-K Annual Report | Feb. 24, 2015 | United States Security and Exchange Commission at http://secfilings.nasdaq.com/filingFrameset.asp?FileName=0001047469-15-001106%2Etxt&FilePath=%5C2015%5C02%5C24%5C&CoName=INTERNATIONAL+BUSINESS+MACHINES+CORP&FormType=10-K&RcvdDate=2%2F24%2F2015&pdf=

via:  IBM’s work force drops by 50,000 in 2014 under reboot | Rick Smith | Feb. 25, 2015 | WRAL Techwire
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