Updated Mar. 17, 2017 at 4:02 p.m.

IBM to hire 2,000 vets; hundreds of jobs available in Triangle (+ video)

Published: 2017-03-17 15:40:00
Updated: 2017-03-17 16:02:37

IBM says it plans to hire 2,000 veterans over the next four years, part of the company's recent pledge to create 25,000 new jobs over the next four years.

IBM's jobs available web site currently lists nearly 3,400 jobs across 35 locations in 13 categories. More than 700 positions are available in North Carolina, the vast majority of which are spread across the Triangle.

The tech giant also says it will offer free training for veterans.

Big Blue has a major presence in RTP.

Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty has pledged since the November election to add more jobs, many of which she described as "new collar" - positions in cloud computing and other emerging technologies.

IBM noted in Friday's announcement that "new collar" jobs "do not always require a four-year college degree."

"The men and women who have served in our country's armed forces have unique talents and skill sets that make them a natural fit for some of the technology industry's most exciting fields," said Diane Gherson, IBM's Senior Vice President of Human Resources, in the announcement.

"Many of the positions IBM is eager to fill are new collar jobs. What's most important in these roles is having the right mix of skills and experience that our clients need in fast-growing areas like cloud computing, cybersecurity, network management, and digital design. Veterans bring a disciplined work ethic as well as strong collaboration and communications skills acquired through their military service, all capabilities that IBM values highly."

To help with hiring veterans, IBM said it is expanding a training program in software.

"More than 500 veterans have been trained to-date, and hundreds more will participate in the program this year," IBM noted.

IBM offers free certification in analytics solutions and is teamed with Corporate America Supports You to assist with job placement.

Veterans and those soon leaving the service can get more details about IBM employment opportunities at:


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If they hire 2000 in the next 4 years, that just means they will fire 4000 people in 5 years.
I'm at vet with 37 years of dedicated service at IBM when they kicked me to the curb last year with a total of one month severance. My advice to all veterans is to find another company to work for. You don't want to work for IBM.
My husband, who made IBM #1 priority for past 34 years (even over his family), and has proven splendid track record, started getting junk accounts (companies downsizing or forecasting closure) for past two years. Ultimately he was shown the door with one month severance package. Month later, Ginni Rometty announces that IBM will be hiring 25,000 in the U.S.?? Shame on you, IBM!
Don't work for IBM! I see Rometty cuddling up to President Trump and lying to him like she has to her employees. Vets, don't work for IBM!!
Don't work for IBM! They will not treat you like a decent person. They laid off tens of thousands of hardworking employees over the years, and now they are going to hire veterans? It is not a company that you can trust.
To all you people saying "don't work for IBM", you're thinking about it wrong. Work for IBM for 1-2 years, get a good name and some good work experience on your resume, and then shop that resume around. If you're a vet, use this opportunity to get your foot in the door, the work experience on your resume should make it a lot easier to get another job later on.
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