Published by CIO Dive on April 17, 2020
BRIEF COBOL job searches spike as states grapple with legacy systems
- The volume of searches for COBOL programmer roles on Indeed.com rose 707% between March 1 and April 13, according to a review of fast-rising search terms from the hiring portal. The programming language placed fourth among the top-10 search terms.
- As of April 10, demand for software development jobs, as measured by job posts, is down 25.9% year-over-year, Nick Bunker, economic research director, North America, for Indeed, told CIO Dive. The decrease is part of a broader drop in overall job posts in the U.S. on Indeed, down 30.8% year-over-year.
- As the much of the country remains under lockdown, the rest of the list of key search terms includes words associated with remote work. The search for “WFH” spiked 599%, while job seekers looking for “online” roles increased 818%.
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