TechTarget: COVID-19 unemployment claims up demand for COBOL programmers

By April 24, 2020News

Published by TechTarget on April 20, 2020

COVID-19 unemployment claims up demand for COBOL programmers

There is an urgent need for COBOL programmers amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated the U.S. economy and overwhelmed unemployment insurance systems in some states.

The impact of COVID-19 has overwhelmed COBOL-based unemployment insurance systems and thus has led to a surge in demand for experts in the 60-year-old programming language.

Government officials like New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy have expressed the desperate need for COBOL programmers to shore up legacy systems amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts said there are plenty out there — you just need to know where to find them.

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