The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has revealed its 2020 goals, one of which is to employ 25,000 persons in the United States of America. This information was released ahead of a meeting scheduled earlier today between Donald Trump and CEOs of other tech giants.
Nearly 6,000 appointments will be made in 2017, the tech company says.
Ginni Rometry, IBM Chief Executive, wrote an article published by USA Today. She revealed that her company will invest $1 billion on employee training and development in the next four years, Yahoo Finance confirms.
‘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.
‘Jobs 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.’
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Larry Page of Alphabet (Google) and Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, were all present at the meeting.
The controversial PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, who is also a member of Trump’s transition team, is the organizer.
Rometty is a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a group of US business leaders focused on boosting economic growth and jobs.
Trump is expected to push them to create jobs after saying last week that he would like Apple – whose coveted iPhones are made in China – to open a large factory in the United States.
International Business Machines Corporation is commonly known as IBM.
Established in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR)), IBM is an American multinational technology company.
The company’s headquarter is located in Armonk, New York, United States.
CTR was renamed “International Business Machines” in the year 1924. The company now transacts businesses in over 170 countries.