President Donald Trump stormed into office in January with an incredible business background and a winning, can-do attitude that is the epitome of the “Trump Effect”.
Previously, massive corporations such as Ford and Chrysler felt the magical effect of the Trump presidency and announced plans to expand their footprint within the United States, foregoing the possibility of international manufacturing for the talented American workforce. Now, another corporate staple of the United States is planning to bolster their workforce with American citizens, but they are going for a very specific demographic that will make many U.S citizens extremely proud.
“IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty will announce plans to hire 2,000 U.S. military veterans during a meeting Friday with President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a report.
“Over a four-year period, the veterans will be hired as part of a software training and certification initiative. Rometty will also announce plans for 20 new Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, part of a public-private partnership program that offers information technology education.
“Rometty will be one of a number of tech leaders set to attend the meeting where worker training will be discussed, part of the German chancellor’s first visit with Trump in the White House, Axios reported.
“Rometty is a member of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, comprised of some of America’s leading business leaders, which was created in early December to advise Trump and help him put together his economic agenda.”
This incredible new plan not only ensures that IBM will get a dependable and disciplined workforce, but it helps to create more meaningful opportunities for the brave men and women who risked it all for our nation. Hopefully, with the Trump Effect still in full swing, and IBM taking the lead, other corporations will follow suit with veteran hiring programs of their own.