IBM is laying off thousands of employees, but it’s also hiring like crazy. As IBM transitions from a software and services business to a cloud company, it is letting go workers whose skills carried IBM in the last decade but are no longer in vogue. IBM said last month that it would lay off an unspecified number of people in those legacy businesses, but it announced that it would hire an equal number of people for its high growth units to replace them.
Date: May 24th, 2015
1) The CEO of IBM says “there are many, many job positions open…for those with the right skills.” What are “the right skills”?
2) As a “cloud company” what does IBM need to care about most?