IBM Announces Plan to Add 25,000 Jobs in U.S.
Ahead of her scheduled meeting with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday at Trump Tower, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty had a major announcement.
In an op-ed for USA Today, Rometty laid out a plan for IBM to add 25,000 U.S.-based jobs over the next four years, including 6,000 in 2017. The company is also set to invest $1 billion in training and development of U.S. employees over the next four years.
— IBM (@IBM) December 13, 2016
The following is an excerpt from Rometty's op-ed:
"We are hiring because the nature of work is evolving – and that is also why so many of these jobs remain hard to fill. As industries from manufacturing to agriculture are reshaped by data science and cloud computing, jobs are being created that demand new skills – which in turn requires new approaches to education, training and recruiting."
Rometty is a member of Trump's advisory panel of business and technology leaders, which also includes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. These leaders are set to meet Wednesday at Trump Tower to discuss tech jobs.
Watch the Fox Business Network report above.