IBM's pledges to hire 25,000 professionals in the U.S. and invest US$1 billion in employee training and development over four years don't represent new plans, the company confirmed late Tuesday.

CEO Ginni Rometty gave those figures in a commentary for USA Today on Tuesday, the eve of a meeting on Wednesday between President-Elect Donald Trump and tech industry executives. Trump made preserving U.S. tech jobs and bringing them back from overseas a major theme of his campaign.

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