IBM to open center in Dubuque, create...

IBM to open center in Dubuque, create 1,300 jobs

There are 9 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 15, 2009, titled IBM to open center in Dubuque, create 1,300 jobs. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

International Business Machines Corp. said Thursday it plans to open a technology service delivery center in Dubuque, Iowa, creating 1,300 jobs in the northeast part of the state.

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Are you kidding

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 15, 2009
What about the 10% they layed off? How about all the contractors they made take a 10% pay cut??
Aldarion

Columbia City, IN

#2 Apr 24, 2009
IBM is trying to build anotrher parking lot and building in downtown Dubuque and add to the parking problem and ugly parking garages in downtown. They should have built on the west side of town but they want to monopolize the town clock square because they have a big ego thinking they can claim a heart of Dubuque property,the town clock area. They and these other big corps are trying tro take over the river front and downtown. Mcgraw Hill for example,who have onlyt modernistic blah architecture and nothing old fashionedely ornate,or Victorian.Dubuque should only have Victoirian architecture mainly.

Since: May 09

Pensacola, FL

#4 May 13, 2009
Parking is your main concern? I understand you trying to keep your town beautiful but the problem lies with Dubuque itself. They are the ones that gave IBM the tax breaks to setup there and bowed over to them.
And consider all the people who are being terminated if they choose not to move to Dubuque to work. Why is it legal to force employees to move away from their homes and families when for 20 years IBM has forced the employees to work from home. I can't tell you the number of people who have lost their jobs. It's horrible and it needs to be stopped.

Since: Jul 08

Brandon

#6 May 19, 2009
jennyt69 wrote:
Parking is your main concern? I understand you trying to keep your town beautiful but the problem lies with Dubuque itself. They are the ones that gave IBM the tax breaks to setup there and bowed over to them.
And consider all the people who are being terminated if they choose not to move to Dubuque to work. Why is it legal to force employees to move away from their homes and families when for 20 years IBM has forced the employees to work from home. I can't tell you the number of people who have lost their jobs. It's horrible and it needs to be stopped.
I agree with you. I am one of the ones that got ax'ed on April 27th. IBM 's CEO is the one who is ruining the company for his own greed along with his croonies! As long a Sam Palmisano is the CEO IBM will continue to decline. HE SUX plain and simple. When he terminated 400 jobs in Arizona the following week he got a 20% pay raise. Nice huh! Sammy needs to go!!!!!!!!

Since: May 09

Frisco, TX

#7 Aug 23, 2009
Only me in 39047 wrote:
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I agree with you. I am one of the ones that got ax'ed on April 27th. IBM 's CEO is the one who is ruining the company for his own greed along with his croonies! As long a Sam Palmisano is the CEO IBM will continue to decline. HE SUX plain and simple. When he terminated 400 jobs in Arizona the following week he got a 20% pay raise. Nice huh! Sammy needs to go!!!!!!!!
I agree. If IBM can't send the job overseas it is getting you to quit by sending you to Dubuque or Fishkill. Either way, the loyal, talented employees who have made IBM what is are the ones getting the shaft. IBM will regret the day they let Sam makes these decisions. It will come back to haunt them.
Jack Dunwoody

Columbia City, IN

#8 Nov 4, 2009
1300 jobs, a blatent lie. You can call the mayor and he will sidle away from that. The truth is Dubuquers were told they weren`t qualified. This all being covered up by the adminstration in Dubuque. The election that happened this week was pathetic. Very low turnout and all incumbants won and won big. The people in Dubuque are following this administration to an abyss of bad spending. The city council broke the open meeting laws of Iowa to give IBM $850,000 without public input. The city council has had so many conflicts of interest it`s impossible to count. Dubuque is blessed with great, but non voting people, and a machine for a city gang.
habib babu patel

Justice, IL

#9 Dec 12, 2010
u people have chance to work for ibm instead of some farmer picking poop ...in dubuque that is...plus u get to hang with cool indian ppl and sharpen ur diversity skills...think of it as a huge blessing...as a result, many more IT companies will move to dubuque...just be open minded for petes sake...this new center means more jobs for american and less for overseas.

Since: Jan 10

Des Moines

#10 Dec 15, 2010
habib babu patel wrote:
u people have chance to work for ibm instead of some farmer picking poop ...in dubuque that is...plus u get to hang with cool indian ppl and sharpen ur diversity skills...think of it as a huge blessing...as a result, many more IT companies will move to dubuque...just be open minded for petes sake...this new center means more jobs for american and less for overseas.
Whatever, they plan to fill most of those jobs with H1-B visas.
Grateful

Addison, IL

#11 Jan 21, 2011
IBM has made a huge difference for Dubuque. I for one am grateful for the jobs

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