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COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on the mainframe skills gap


The COVID-19 crisis has brought heightened attention to the importance of mainframes in our economy and the associated skills gap. Many states and large enterprises are faced with a dire need for additional mainframe and COBOL expertise to keep critical business systems from failing under the additional strain. The intense spotlight on today’s mainframe skills gap has created a surge in visibility and interest around the many higher institution educational programs, corporate skills initiatives, and high-paying career opportunities for those who choose to pursue a mainframe career path.

Check out Mainframes Are Having a Moment by Michelle Rafter, IEEE Spectrum, to learn more about the large and growing opportunities available now for students and professionals exploring a mainframe career.

And be sure to take a look at our new COBOL resource hub.

JEANNE BROOKS