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IBM Managers Discussed Ways to Thin Older Ranks, Documents Say

Jan. 8, 2019, 7:24 PM

International Business Machines Corp. managers discussed ways to make the company’s workforce younger and move jobs overseas, according to a presentation filed in court recently.

The documents are at a center of a lawsuit against IBM by a former executive who says he was fired based on his age. A person familiar with the filings said IBM couldn’t verify whether the documents were real.

The presentation filed in December outlines a proposal to “correct seniority mix.” It also purports to detail how IBM could “lift and shift” jobs from its main markets in developed countries to places such as Costa ...