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internetnews.com: IBM Looking To Hire 10,000

Oct 16, 2003, 14:30 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Berniker)

"While IBM posted relatively strong financial results, the company's top executives provided tempered optimism about the future.

"'We are beginning to see signs that the economy has stabilized. As we look to 2004, more customers are expected to increase their investments in information technology. While demand is not yet across the board, it is strongest in the areas where we have positioned the company and strengthened our capabilities,' said Sal Palmisano, IBM chairman and CEO.

"'Next year, in fact, we see the need for approximately 10,000 new positions in key skill areas, including high-value services, middleware technologies, Linux and open standards-based hardware and software. And we are committing $200 million of our $700 million in training and learning to equip more than 100,000 existing employees with the skills that are highest in demand,' added Palmisano..."

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