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Hitachi to hire 30,000 tech workers, defying global wave of layoffs

Japanese group aims to double digital transformation sales to $20bn

Keiji Kojima, president and CEO of Hitachi, stresses the company's resolve to promote digital solutions at an event held by the Japanese group in October.

TOKYO -- Hitachi plans to hire 30,000 people skilled in the field of digital transformation over the next three years, a sharp contrast from U.S. information technology giants such as Twitter and Meta that are cutting their workforce.

The Japanese industrial group regards promoting digital solutions as the "No. 1 priority," President and CEO Keiji Kojima said, stressing the importance of investing in skilled staff for digital transformation.

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