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Submission + - How IBM quietly pushed out 20,000 aging workers (vox.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Last month, ProPublica reported that over the past five years, IBM has targeted its older American employees for layoffs. The numbers are staggering: Since 2013, itâ(TM)s estimated that IBM eliminated more than 20,000 employees ages 40 and older in the US.

Using public records, internal company documents, and a collection of stories from over 1,400 former IBM employees, the investigation pieced together how IBM went from dream employer in the 1980s to recent layoffs. How exactly does one of the countryâ(TM)s largest tech giants quietly push out so many older workers? Donâ(TM)t we have laws to protect people at the end of their careers?

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