IBM has big plans. The company’s CEO this week laid out a road map of IBM’s future, which includes hiring 25,000 people in the US and investing $1 billion over the next four years.
Ginni Romett’s vision for bolstering the American economy through jobs comes just ahead of her and several other tech heads meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in New York. While most of the attendees, including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, have expressed opposition to Trump, Rometty is on Trump’s advisory panel of business leaders.
In past years, IBM was no exception to outsourcing significant amounts of work. However, in 2016 IBM more employees in the US than in the five years prior combined.
While the timing is apt, IBM insists it has been developing this plan separate of the election or today’s meeting with Trump.