Armonk-based technology company, IBM plans to hire approximately 2,000 people for its France expansion where many of them eye on blockchain technology.

Chief executive Virginia Rometty said, “In the next two years, we will hire 1,800 people in France at IBM. In January, we announced a project to recruit 400 people for research. These jobs will include AI, blockchain … and the Internet of Things.”

While giving an interview to Le Monde, French News Organization, Virginia Rometty said, the tech giant was hiring researchers for blockchain projects, however, she did not disclose any further information about the projects. She said that IBM currently works with Orange Bank, Generali, France’s national railway system and many more.

Apart from this, the company declared that it was partnering with environmental technology startup Veridium Labs to create a carbon credit token on the Stellar network.

Additionally, the tech giant will invest in technologies to predict natural disasters like floods and cyclones in India.

IBM’s managing director for India, Karan Bajwa said, “The Indian subcontinent is highly vulnerable to cyclones, droughts, earthquakes, and floods, affecting millions of lives and impacting the economy every year.”