IBM has acknowledged that its latest round of layoffs rippled through its Watson Health division, a unit its CEO has said is part of "our moon shot" to make history in the health-care arena. International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) confirmed reports from last month of layoffs, but denied that the cuts affected 50% to 70% of the workforce at its Watson Health operation. The Watson Health layoffs are part of an effort to “re-position” the business unit’s focus, he added. The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content. IBM confirms Watson Health layoffs, says cuts are ‘small percentage’ of workforce. Find IBM Watson health jobs on Glassdoor… 38 IBM Watson health jobs, including salaries, reviews, and other job information posted anonymously by IBM Watson health employees. IBM Watson Health had 170 local employees as of August 2016, and the city economic development department expected it to add 125 new jobs by the end of … IBM laid off Watson Health employees across the country last month who were tasked with turning the bold ambition for the supercomputer into … The exact number is not known, but a former Cleveland office employee told Crain's he communicated with roughly 20 of his former coworkers on Thursday, May 24, and that most of them said they're being let go. Multiple news outlets have reported massive layoffs at IBM Watson Health over the past week, but a company spokesperson told MD+DI that only a "small number" of the company's Watson Health employees have been let go. IBM (NYSE:IBM) has reportedly laid off 50% to 70% of the workforce at its Watson Health operation, primarily at recent acquisitions for which Big Blue paid at … IBM Says Watson Health Layoffs Affect 'Small Percentage' of Workforce. IBM Watson Health is laying off a significant number of employees in Cleveland as part of broader staff cuts within the health care analytics unit.. More than 700 IBM employees were expected to work at the facility, just a portion of the 2,000 IBMers worldwide working with Watson Health, the company said at the time.