IBM to hire even more new workers | CNET News.com "The company expects its headcount to be 330,000 by the end of the year, which will put it at its highest level since 1991.
At the beginning of the year, IBM expected that it would add about 10,000 employees. It later raised that amount to 15,000. On Thursday, Big Blue disclosed that strong demand from its professional services business has prompted the company to boost that number to 18,000. Those hires are exclusive of acquisitions.
"We see real demand in the marketplace," IBM spokesman Clint Roswell said. "Some of our competitors don't see that demand. But it might be about execution."
Okay, triply bad day for HP...