RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – IBM is hiring workers to boost areas of research and development in areas of emphasis for Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty.
But if you would be interested, be prepared to relocate.
The jobs are being added in France.
“President Macron is making a big bet, and a smart one, that AI is going to transform every job, every profession and every industry,” Rometty said in the announcement at a meeting hosted by Fench President Emmanuel Macron. “At IBM, we share this belief and see evidence of it every day with Watson driving exponential impact here in France and around the world. That is why we are bringing 1,800 new jobs to France to meet growing demand for AI from our clients.”
The jobs will be what Rometty has called “new collar,” and IBM is expanding that training program.
Areas for hiring include:
- Artificial intelligence
- Internet of Things’Cloud computing
All are part of Rometty’s ongoing efforts to transform the company away from hardware to AI, software, services and analytics.
IBM also announced the launch of IBM France Academy and support for P-TECH (Pathways to Technology Early College High School) education, a program targeting disadvantaged youth.
Big Blue operates one of its largest campuses in RTP and employs several thousand people across North Carolina.