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NY adding IBM jobs in Buffalo and Hudson Valley

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — IBM says it's keeping 3,100 high-tech jobs in upstate New York and adding 500 more in Buffalo.

The agreement announced Monday between the company and the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering maintains 2,350 jobs and adds 750 at semiconductor plants in the Hudson Valley. It will stave off job cuts through 2016.

IBM will also create 500 information technology jobs at a state-owned hub in Buffalo.

The company didn't initially respond to a request for details about the jobs in Buffalo.

IMB employs about 7,000 people in Dutchess Country and laid off almost 700 last year. Alliance@IBM, the national IBM employees' union, says more jobs cuts are expected on Wednesday.

IBM is based in Armonk in Westchester County.

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