IBM announced in early May a voluntary redundancy plan in France for up to 1251 people.
We just learned that out of ~4900 employees, 2513 (more than half) asked for extra information and 1547 filed a complete and valid application, which required you to have a job project following employment at IBM (ready to go on retirement, job offer from another company, or mature business creation project). Ironically, since there are only 1251 positions in the plan, 300 employees with a clear project to leave will have to stay for the time being. This says a lot about IBM's attractiveness as an employer.
These 1251 employees (25% of the workforce) will leave for the most part on July 1st and August 1st.