Tackling big challenges head-on continues as President-elect Donald Trump delivers again on his promise to get more and better jobs for the country.
Employment will get a boost over the next four years with the announcement technology giant IBM will add 25,000 jobs in the US.
The head of IBM is a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum. It’s a group of US business leaders working to boost economic growth and jobs.
About 6,000 of the jobs will be filled in 2017, IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty wrote in an opinion article published in USA Today.
IBM plans to invest $1 billion on employee training and development in the next four years, said the IBM president, chairman and CEO.
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 noted many industries were being 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.
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.
Trump steps into the liberal lion’s den as he meets this week with leaders in the tech industry to push them to increase job creation in the US.
Among those who attended the summit were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Larry Page of Alphabet (Google) and Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX. according to re.
None of them supported Trump during the presidential campaign.
PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, a supporter and member of Trump’s transition team, was also there.
Trump continues to defy detractors as he meets with people who staunchly opposed him during his presidential bid.
He’s living up to his reputation as a master of making deals.
Anyone who can get liberals who grate against anything traditional America wants and get them to do something positive for everyone deserves support.
h/t: The Daily Mail