Apparently, Oracle’s cloud software business is blooming so fast that they need more hands on deck. Yeah, more than 5,000 hands.
A press release on Oracle’s website earlier today revealed the company’s plan to hire more than five thousand individuals. Not just ordinary individuals, but skilled engineers, consultants, sales representative and others. This, the company intends to do in bid keep up with the growth rate and success of its cloud services business as well as to stamp its feet as the worlds fastest growing multi-billion dollar company.
Speaking on the development, Oracle Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Joyce Westerdahl stated that recent college graduates are also called upon for a chance to be trainees under the company and subsequently develop them for a future in the technology industry.
“We’re hiring experienced sales and engineering professionals eager to contribute to Oracle’s cloud growth and champion our products. We are also recruiting high-performing recent college graduates and offering them a world-class training program to prepare them for a career in the technology industry.” she said.
This development is however in line with President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” directives that both American companies foreign establishments hire more Americans as long as their businesses are situated on American soil.
In that same order, it can be safely said that Oracle is simply following the steps of IBM whose CEO disclosed would be hiring more than 25,000 professionals in the United States before 2020. Also, another American tech giant can be remembered for its promise to hire more than 100,000 workers across the Unites States.
Interestingly, the USA isn’t the only country enforcing companies on its soil to employ locals, India also is. The Indian Government’s “Make in India” campaign is also similar to Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” movement.
The “Make in India” initiative was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 25, 2014. The Make in India movement beams are on job creation, skill enhancement, produce high quality products and improve capital and technological investment in India.
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