RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – IBM and its Raleigh-based Red Hat group continue to hire even as layoffs or hiring freezes are becoming more commonplace across the tech sector, a senior Big Blue exec says.

“We’re always selective with our hiring and we’re constantly scanning the marketplace,” says Obed Louissaint, senior vice president of transformation and culture at IBM, in an interview with Human Resources Director. “We’re continuing to hire, and we’ll continue to monitor and pivot if circumstances require it. We’re continuing to build out and invest in critical skills our clients are needing. In our industry, areas around cloud, AI [artificial intelligence] and security continue to be in high demand.”

IBM and Red Hat both have job openings in the Triangle, as reported in WRAL TechWire’s weekly Jobs Report.

So too does Kyndryl, which was spun off from Big Blue but has a big operation built around former IBM operations in the Triangle.

But the latest numbers at Red Hat and IBM have fallen:

  • IBM: 3 job openings in RTP, according to the company’s career page, which is down from 24 openings two weeks ago.
  • Red Hat: 9 job openings in Raleigh, according to the company’s career page, down from 31 openings last week
  • Kyndryl: 120 job openings in RTP, according to the company’s career page

Read the full HRD interview at this site.


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