IBM to hire 2,000 U.S. veterans in four years as part of CSR activity

US-based technology giant IBM announced it will hire 2,000 U.S. veterans over the next four years at time when the US President Donald Trump is urging all corporates to enhance job opportunities for Americans.

IBM already announced its plans to hire 25,000 U.S. workers through 2020. IBM said many are “new collar jobs” that do not always require a four-year college degree.

“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,” said Diane Gherson, IBM’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

IBM also has expanded its program to train U.S. vets in software that is widely used in the defense and law enforcement industries. Since January 2016, IBM has been hosting one U.S. training session per month that certifies participating veterans in the use of i2 Analysts’ Notebook.

Recent training sessions have taken place in Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Las Vegas, with upcoming sessions in Philadelphia, Fort Drum, and Houston. More than 500 veterans have been trained to-date, and hundreds more will participate in the program this year.

The free certification in IBM analytics solutions that will aid in cybersecurity and national security software skills is followed-up with career placement services provided by Corporate America Supports You, a non-profit that provides employment assistance for current and former military personnel, together with IBM and other corporate partners.