Chalk up another economic win for Donald Trump.
IBM, one of tech world’s biggest names, is taking a page from the Indiana company Carrier’s book, it seems, and in the leadup of a meeting between company hotshots and the president-elect, announced some good corporate news.
Carrier, if you recall, decided against moving 1,100 jobs south of America’s borders, after meeting with Trump and Mike Pence, the incoming vice president. Trump, it seems, is effecting good financial news all down the corporate line – first Carrier, now IBM. And he’s not even taken office.
“U.S. 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,” the Daily Mail reported. “About 6,000 of those appointments will be made in 2017.”
IBM’s gone through serious restructuring in recent times, but with Trump coming into the White House – and the corporate regulatory climate in America on a sure path of relaxation over Obama’s tight-fisted approach to governing – the company’s now decided to invest $1 billion on employee training and development.
“We are hiring because the nature of work is evolving, and that is also why so many of these jobs remain hard to fill,” said CEO Virginia Rometty, the Daily Mail reported. “Jobs are being created that demand new skills, which in turn requires new approaches to education, training and recruiting.”
Whatever the reason, the outcome for America is this: Jobs, jobs and more jobs. It’s nearly head-spinning. It almost seems like Trump’s fostered more growth in the private business sector in the United States in the leadup to his White House tenure than Obama has the entire near-eight years of his two terms.
When Donald Trump said he’d make America Great Again, he meant it.
Source: The Daily Mail