IBM To Hire 25,000 in US One Day Before Trump Meeting



Tech leaders couldn’t beat The Donald, so they’ll meet  him instead on Wednesday in the Trump Tower in New York. Just a day before President Elect Donald Trump meets with the luminaries of the tech industry, the tech giant IBM said on Tuesday that it will hire 25,000 people in the United States over the next 4 years.

Approximately 6,000 of the respective hirings will occur next year, according to an opinion article published in the USA Today written by Ginni Rometty, IBM’s Chief Executive. IBM’s president, chairman and CEO  announced that the company will invest over one billion dollars in the next 4 years on employee training and development as many industries must be restructured due to the huge changes brought by cloud computing and data science.

We are hiring because the nature of work is evolving — and that is also why so many of these jobs remain hard to fill.J obs are being created that demand new skills — which in turn requires new approaches to education, training and recruiting. This is not about white collar vs. blue collar jobs, but about the ‘new collar’ jobs that employers in many industries demand, but which remain largely unfilled.


said Rometty, which is  currently a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a think tank composed of Big Business leaders in the US, which are focusing on boosting economic growth and creating jobs.

The who’s who of Silicon Valley and other tech leaders luminaries are expected to meet The Donald and his advisers in the Trump Tower on Wednesday to make their peace in a face-to-face meeting. Among the CEOs expected to attend the big meeting tomorrow  are Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s boss, Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Elon Musk of Space X and Tesla, according to US media.

The Big Tech Business showdown with The Donald could be pretty awkward, as no other industry had shown so much contempt for Trump during his 2016 campaign. Last July, over 140 tech executives, venture capitalists and  entrepreneurs signed an open letter in which they decried Trump’s candidacy as a disaster for innovation. Donald Trump’s views about illegal immigration (among others) were widely regarded by the “liberal” tech industry as authoritarian and borderline racist.

Source: Daily Mail