Wednesday, December 14, 2016

IBM announces it will hire another 25,000 workers in the US & Trump to stage ultimate power lunch with 16 of nation’s top business CEOs

Via Billy

President-elect Donald Trump rules the board room, and has planned a gathering of the nation's leading business leaders at the White House. (Courtesy of NBC)

US 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.

About 6,000 of those appointments will be made in 2017, IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty wrote in opinion article published in USA Today.

IBM, which has undertaken in recent years a restructuring of its activities, will invest $1 billion on employee training and development in the next four years, said the IBM president, chairman and CEO.

More @ Mail


 Donald Trump to stage power lunch with 16 of nation’s top business CEOs

 All hail the Mr. Bigs of America — the CEOs, the dealmakers, the chairmen, the presidents. While Democrats dither over President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices and the breadth of his business holdings, a new reality is slowly but surely taking over. The White House and America itself appear destined to become a haven for smart business. Consider that 16 of the nation’s uber-CEOs plan to gather with Mr. Trump in the nation’s capital for a meeting of the mighty.

They will assemble at the White House the first week of February, and they will go under this august name: “The President’s Strategy and Policy Forum.” So step aside here, folks. Mr. Trump is drawing the talent from a veritable pantheon of business leaders. Names on the rarefied roster include Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors; Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co.; Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; and Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric. The group’s chairman is Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, an asset management firm that has $361 billion of those assets and 300,000 employees.


  1. Problem is that they'll want a huge number of those hired to be H1B visa'd.
    If they hire 25k US born people? I'll eat my hat.