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IBM laying off thousands, seeking “flexibility” during COVID-19 crisis

Enlarge / Unlike the illustrative man in this stock photo, employees at HPE, IBM, and other firms conducting layoffs at this time may not even be able to gather their effects from offices closed due to coronavirus. Tetra Images | Daniel Grill | Getty Images The COVID-19 crisis is hitting almost every market sector hard, …

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“Chickens**t” whistleblower firings are “poison,” resigning Amazon VP says

Enlarge / Amazon’s orange-yellow logo wall. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon VP Tim Bray, who had been with the company for more than five years, has resigned in protest of Amazon’s treatment of warehouse workers and the firing of other employees who spoke out. The company fired multiple warehouse and office workers in recent weeks amid …

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