IBM pledges to hire in US

December 14, 2016 6:13 pm | Updated 4 years ago.

Over the next four years, IBM pledges to hire about 25,000 workers in the U.S., the company’s CEO said on Tuesday after a meeting between the President-Elect Donald Trump and technology industry leaders. This comes just over a month after President-Elect Donald Trump criticized multinational technology company IBM for moving some of the jobs out of the country, an allegation which the company has denied on the onset.

Domestic job creation has been the major topic at the meeting and Trump has called for the U.S. corporations to keep the jobs in the country. Last month Trump had also asked Apple CEO Tim Cook to build iPhones in the U.S. only.

According to Ginni Rometty, who is on Trump’s business advisory team, made the announcement in a commentary for USA Today. She further said that, over the next four years IBM will also invest US$1 billion in training and development for U.S. employees.


Date of Publication: Dec 13, 2016