Apparently, just the fact that Donald Trump was elected the next president has had a positive effect on the availability of jobs in the US as large tech companies are announcing their expansion plans with new technologies requiring workers with completely new sets of skills.
Under President Obama, jobs seemed to disappear, or else be morphed into part-time instead of full-time employment that made it hard for minimum wage earners to eek out a living. But that trend has made an about face with the new Trump administration on its way in.
Daily Mail shares some fantastic news:
US technology giant IBM said Tuesday it would hire 25,000 people in the country over the next four years, a day before President-elect Donald Trump meets with tech industry leaders.
About 6,000 of those hirings will occur in 2017, IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty said in an opinion article published in the newspaper 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.
“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 said, noting that 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,” she said.
“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 is meeting with a whole cadre of US business leaders to discuss ways of boosting economic growth and jobs in America:
Among those expected to attend are 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 US media.
This is a very hopeful sign that America’s economy may be about to turn around and get a lot of unemployed Americans back to work…Making America Great Again!