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Tuesday, 04 September 2012 00:00

News broke earlier this year that technology and consulting giant IBM plans to eliminate up to 8000 jobs from its 20,000-strong workforce in Germany. Behind the projected layoffs is a program called Liquid, which has been designed to make IBM's staffing arrangements more flexible by replacing permanent workers with external ones, as required. Germany is just the test market. After the rollout in Europe's largest economy, the initiative – a radical reorganisation of existing work structures – may be applied to Big Blue's operations worldwide.

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