OneZero: IBM Rallies COBOL Engineers to Save Overloaded Unemployment Systems

By April 20, 2020News

Published by OneZero on April 10, 2020

IBM Rallies COBOL Engineers to Save Overloaded Unemployment Systems

The company is offering free COBOL training and a forum for COBOL engineers\

As millions file for unemployment benefits in the United States every week, states’ aging computer systems simply cannot keep up.

States like New Jersey and Connecticut have said they are desperate for programmers who are still familiar with COBOL, a programming language that debuted in 1960 and is still used in critical computer systems like unemployment databases and banks. It’s  that COBOL is currently used in 95% of ATMs around the world.

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