January 18, 2004

IBM to add 4,500 U.S. jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - IBM will hire 15,000 new employees in 2004, with an additional 4,500 jobs in the United States, a top executive said Saturday."We are going to hire more in the U.S. than we shift" overseas, said Randy MacDonald, IBM's senior vice president for human resources.

Armonk, New York-based International Business Machines Corp. has faced criticism for its plans to shift some U.S. workers to cheaper locations such as India and China.

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