Asia and New Zealand will benefit as IBM slashes 1,500 jobs from Australia as part of a global restructuring plan announced earlier this year.

According to published reports, the culls will occur in waves throughout this year.  IBM Australia reported less-than-stellar first-quarter financial results earlier this year, and has already cut 1,300 jobs in the US.

IBM Australia is refusing to confirm or deny the report, but issued a statement saying, “Change is constant in the technology industry, and transformation is an essential feature of our business model. Consequently, some level of workforce remix is a constant requirement for our business.  Given the competitive nature of our industry, we do not publicly discuss the details of staffing plans.”

The vendor has declined to comment further on this matter.