While many industries are playing it safe when it comes to new hires, IBM opens its doors to around 25,000 new American employees. The world is struggling with the market, social, and technological changes which dictate the conditions for employment and the global economy in their turn. This is why the job market has been limited by even more conditions than before. IBM has recognized a new type of position, namely the new white collar jobs. These usually remain unfilled, but they intend to take advantage of them in the upcoming years.
Ginni Rometty, the chief executive of IBM, promises to find and train workers from U.S. This seems to be a decision as a result of the preparations of other IBM executives to meet with Donald Trump, the U.S. President-elect. Rometty declared on December 13th for the USA Today paper that her company plans to receive around 25,000 professionals in the following four years.
Adam Pratt, the IBM spokesman, refused to comment on this ambitious project. However, some people are of the opinion that the international company will have to appeal to staff reductions to receive the fresh wave of American employees. His only statement disclosed a vague projection for 2020, which will be a year with more employees than they have now. The IBM annual report disclosed that the firm had about 378,000 members in 2015.
The organization has never officially disclosed the number of employees for each of its national headquarters. However, some government filings may have discovered that the IBM workforce in America has been steadily declining over the past five years.
Another paper that revealed the employee situation within the company’s walls is its annual Department of Labour filings. In 2015, only 84,350 employees were enjoying the 401 (k) pension plan. However, in 2010, the number was much higher, namely 110,876.
Rometty gave an equivocal explanation for this important decision. However, she did mention the recent changes that govern the job market which clearly make way for new positions. In her view, industries have gained a lot of influence in recent years thanks to cloud computing and data science. These developments are going to need more workforce to maintain and improve them. As a consequence, IBM is in need for professionals with a brand new set of skills to support these innovative fields.
It is worth mentioning that Ginni Rometty is one of the US executives appointed by the President-elect Donald Trump as his advisory council. The IBM chief executive will consult him, particularly on job creation.
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