According to IBM president, chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, the nature of work is evolving, thus creating a need for new types of a jobs, jobs that are difficult to fill. The IBM jobs investment came just before Trump's anticipated meeting of the with several major technology companies.
“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.”
Rometty is a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a group of US business leaders focused on boosting economic growth and jobs.
The IBM jobs investment news came before the highly anticipated meeting Wednesday of the Republican property tycoon-turned-next US president and the leaders of several major technology companies.
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.
Trump is expected to push them to create jobs after saying last week that he would like Apple — whose coveted iPhones are made in China — to open a large factory in the United States.
Though Trump has the right intentions, he will be stepping into hostile territory, because the tech sector was a huge supporter of Hillary Clinton. They have each voiced their fears of the effect Trump's policies will have on the industry. Let's hope after their meeting, their fears will be laid to rest.