Saturday, April 29, 2017

Here's how tech companies are living up to their promises to create jobs in Trump's America

CNBC ^ | April 29, 2017 | Deirdre Bosa 

• IBM, Amazon, SoftBank, and Alibaba all made high-profile pledges to create U.S. jobs
• Progress has been mixed, with Amazon hiring the most so far.


The first few weeks of Donald Trump's presidency were flooded with jobs announcements with a common theme: bringing jobs back to America.
Now, 100 days into the Trump administration, where are those jobs? What positions have been filled and which companies have followed up with real hiring?
While some companies were eager to provide big, tweetable numbers a few months ago, progress has been a little slower. For example:
IBM. Shortly after the election and before Trump's inauguration, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the company would hire 25,000 "new collar" jobs in the next four years in the US (6,000 of them this year).
The company told CNBC this week that they've hired 120 people in their Columbia, Missouri Client Innovation Center and 200 veterans since the start of the year. To stay on track, IBM will have to fill more than 5,500 new employees in the U.S. in the remaining 8 months of the year.
Amazon. In January, Amazon touted plans to hire 100 thousand "new, full-time, full-benefit jobs" across the nation over the next 18 months....
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