Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Segrate (MI) and Rome
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.0 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

260 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 November 2014
Employment effect (start)
2 February 2015
Foreseen end date
31 July 2015


On 18 November 2014, IBM announced 285 layoffs in Italy as part of a reorganisation plan involving 1,898 redundancies across Europe. The layoffs concern managers and white-collar workers and will affect especially the plants in Segrate (MI) and Rome. However, redundancies are also likely to occur in other sites across Italy.

According to IBM, the layoffs result from disappointing results in the last quarter and by the need to streamline and reorganise the activities across the world.

The Italian Federation of Metalworkers (Fim), the metalworkers union affiliated to Italian Confederation of Workers' Trade Unions (Cisl), has challenged IBM's decision, highlighting that this is the third round of collective dismissals in 18 months. During this time, IBM has cut more than 1,000 jobs in Italy.

Update, 27/03/2015: On 14 March 2015, IBM and trade unions agreed 260 dismissals, to be achieved by means of incentivised voluntary dismissals and early retirement. On 27 March 2015, the agreement was validated by means of a vote among workers. In addition, the company will hire 120 apprentices.


  • 18 November 2014: Ansa
  • 18 November 2014: Corriere Comunicazioni
  • 27 March 2015: Trade union - press release


Eurofound (2014), IBM, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 77899, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77899.