IBM Creates Fund To Train Workers Who Might Be Outsourced
from the the-right-approach dept
For all the press coverage of jobs being outsourced, companies that do something positive on this issue aren’t getting enough coverage. IBM has announced a $25 million fund to help train workers who are likely to be impacted by outsourcing. The goal is to help prepare these employees for new jobs within either IBM or IBM partners. It appears that IBM is realizing that it’s very costly to lose good employees – even if their jobs are being outsourced. While smaller companies can’t be expected to match this sort of training program, it is a good example of a company understanding that outsourcing certain jobs opens up new opportunities at home – and they might as well fill those jobs with people they already know.