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.
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.” READ MORE