Trump’s economic policies are seen by many companies as pro-business and positive for the economy. Most recently, the CEO of IBM promised to add 25,000 new jobs in America over the next four years, in an op-ed written by IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty for USA Today.
Rometty explained that her company would invest $1 billion in “training and development” for IBM’s America employees over the next four years.
Trump isn’t even president yet and already businesses are flocking back to America, drawn by the promises he made on the campaign trail to make America competitive again.
It was not immediately clear whether Trump had a direct involvement in IBM’s decision, but even if he wasn’t personally involved, most likely the hope that many companies have in him contributed to the announced move.
“As industries from manufacturing to agriculture are 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,” Rometty wrote, stressing that reforms need to be made in American education to make America workers competitive again.
Rometty wrote a letter to Trump after his win in November, offering him similar suggestions on how to make the workforce more competitive and stressing the need for “new collar” jobs in America – jobs that don’t necessarily require a college education, CNBC reported.
Reuters reported that Trump was set to meet with various members of the technology sector on Wednesday to hear their thoughts on the economy, despite the fact that many of them didn’t want him to win.
The stock market is rising and jobs are coming back to America.