ZDNet: IBM, Open Mainframe Project launch initiative to help train COBOL coders

By April 20, 2020News

Published by ZDNet on April 10, 2020

IBM, Open Mainframe Project launch initiative to help train COBOL coders

State agencies are struggling to find actively working COBOL engineers who can update their unemployment benefit systems to factor in new parameters for unemployment eligibility.

The economic shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused a massive surge in unemployment benefit claims nationwide. Unfortunately, in many states across the US, unemployment benefit systems are crumbling under the pressure and exposing the shortcomings of legacy mainframes powered by the 60-year-old COBOL programming language.

The economic shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused a massive surge in unemployment benefit claims nationwide. Unfortunately, in many states across the US, unemployment benefit systems are crumbling under the pressure and exposing the shortcomings of legacy mainframes powered by the 60-year-old COBOL programming language.

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