IBM to Hire 25,000 New US Workers Over Next 4 Years
Tech company IBM announced plans this week to add 25,000 new domestic jobs over the next four years, with about 6,000 positions opening right in 2017. This is just the latest evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are on the up-and-up.
Beyond adding jobs, the company plans to invest $1 billion in training and development for their U.S. workforce to help them keep up with the ever-evolving world of tech.
“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,” IBM CEO Ginni Rometty wrote in a USA Today op-ed.
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Crucially, not all of these positions will require advanced degrees.
“As many seek to revitalize traditional industries, lasting job creation will require an understanding of important new dynamics in the global labor market. 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,” Rometty said.
Color us impressed with IBM’s investment in the economy and their employees. If you’re interested in joining a company that will help you prepare for next level, check out the approximately 14,000 jobs that are already open!
December 15, 2016 at 03:51PM