Beacon Transcript – IBM has announced its intention of hiring new employees as it could increase its worker numbers by almost 25,000 over the next four years time period.
The International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM as it is more commonly known, is an American multinational. Based in Armonk, New York, it is specialized in technology.
Founded in 1911, the company has since spread its outreach. It currently operates in more than 170 countries across the globe.
IBM offers a series of technology-related products. It manufactures and sells software, middleware, and hardware. It also offers consulting and hosting services. The areas covered by such services range from nanotechnology to computer mainframes.
The company’s new employees plans were revealed earlier this week by Ginni Rometty. Rometty is the IBM Chief Executive Officer.
She went to reveal both new employees plans and also current worker programs. One of the major points of her statement reveals the Big Blue’s intention of hiring new workers.
Over the next four years period of time, the company could come to employ approximately 25,000 people. The plan and employee number increase would target the company’s United States facilities.
The American tech company could also come to offer new benefits for both current and new workers. This plan would also be carried out over the next four years.
During that period, the company could come to offer training sessions and development offers for its employees. According to Rometty’s declaration, the value of such a plan will be quite significant.
Its human resources training and development investment could come to reach a $1 billion value.
Rometty also went to further explain and clarify the potential new job offerings. The CEO went to state that the company is targeting the so-called “new collar” jobs.
The tech industry is reportedly demanding a quite high number of new such employees. However, most such positions are noted to remain unfilled.
Through this declaration, Rometty is believed to be referring to recent statistics. The Unites States Department of Labor statistic released a series of numbers.
According to them, America has well over half a million available and open jobs in the technology industry.
The IBM CEO pointed out that the company alone has some thousands of such job openings. Such Big Blue positions remain or may become open at any time.
Rometty stated that in 2017 alone, IBM is planning on hiring 6,000 new employees. The CEO also went to explain the high need of tech industry workers.
According to her, this is related to the actual nature of the industry. As technology is continuosly and rapidly evolving, it is also on a constant look out for new skills.
Technology has spread its effects over a wide range of other industrial areas. Nowadays, even agriculture and manufacturing are affected or being downright reshaped by technological advancements.
New cloud computing and data science are creating jobs that require new skills. According to Rometty, this should also require new recruiting, training, and education, in general.
She reportedly stated that these new jobs did not necessarily require an advanced or completed college education. More exactly, these new workplaces required relevant skills.
New employees could reportedly acquire such skills with the help of vocational training. According to the company CEO, about one-third of the IBM workers don’t have a four-year degree.
This was said to apply throughout most of the company’s United States locations. Still, Rometty did encourage the governmental investment in new vocational training and education.
She states that new collar jobs would need new collaborations between a series of state authorities. These include both the public school systems and the community colleges. They also target state and federal governments, as well as private businesses.
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