IBM Makes MAJOR Announcement on Eve of Trump Meeting [VIDEO]

IBM Makes MAJOR Announcement on Eve of Trump Meeting [VIDEO]

Trump hasn’t even taken office yet and major corporations are lining up to create jobs and invest. Impressive. IBM has just announced they will create 25,000 new jobs over four years and invest $1 billion on employee development. 6,000 of those new jobs are slated for 2017. And this should not come as a shock to anyone… IBM chief Ginni Rometty is a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

IBM announced this ahead of meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and tech industry leaders. I would imagine most of the hires will be programmers/software engineers. The meeting of tech giants will include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Larry Page of Alphabet (Google) and Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, according to US media. It’s a who’s who of Silicon Valley and big tech. Many industries will be watching what goes down at that meeting and there will probably be a stampede of hiring as a result.

trump

From the Daily Mail:

Trending: The 15 Best Conservative News Sites On The Internet

US technology giant IBM has said it will hire 25,000 people in the United States over the next four years, ahead of a meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and tech industry leaders.

About 6,000 of those appointments will be made in 2017, IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty wrote in opinion article published in USA Today.

IBM, which in recent years has restructured its activities, will invest $1billion on employee training and development in the next four years, said the IBM president, chairman and CEO.

‘We are hiring because the nature of work is evolving – and that is also why so many of these jobs remain hard to fill,’ Rometty said, noting that many industries were being 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,’ she said.

‘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.’

Trump has said that he will push these business titans to create more jobs. Last week, He said that he would like to see Apple open a large factory in the US and bring the production of iPhones home from China. Yep, that will create new jobs, but it will also drive the price of the iPhone way up. We’ll see how they handle that.

This is uncharted territory for Trump. It is a hostile environment as the overwhelming majority of these leaders voted for Hillary Clinton. They also expressed fear of a Trump presidency. The sole notable exception is the controversial PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, currently a member of Trump’s transition team. He’s been behind Trump all the way and will continue to do so. He also financially supported Trump in his run for the presidency. It will be very interesting to see how the high tech industry swings with this.

Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty, chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corp, said IBM will invest $1billion on employee training and development in the next four years.

Virginia ‘Ginni’ Rometty, chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corp, said IBM will invest $1billion on employee training and development in the next four years.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

Share this!

Enjoy reading? Share it with your friends!