October 31, 2004
Big Blue poised to profit from rise in tech spending
As a result, it intends to hire 18,800 new employees worldwide this year and end 2004 with 330,000 employees, its biggest workforce since 1991. One-third of the jobs will be in North America, and two-thirds will be in its global business emphasizing growth opportunities such as the Linux operating system.
Link: Chicago Tribune