IBM, which is cutting thousands of employees in a move that it has refrained from describing as a layoff, is offering affected workers what it calls Project Match.
Some of the workers being let go by IBM have a chance to remain with the company – if they are willing to move to Brazil, India, China or a dozen other low-wage countries. But the expatriate employees likely would be paid local wages as they begin their new lives overseas.
The employees who can take advantage of the offer include those who have been "notified of separation from IBM US or Canada" and "are willing to work on local terms and conditions," said a report in Computerworld.
US workers have long taken jobs in other countries to get promotions or for the experience of living overseas.