Tech Talent & COVID-19

7 Oct 2020


News

Beset by the COVID-19 pandemic and its recessionary shocks, companies across the globe are paring workforces at alarming rates. In the United States alone, some 40 million workers had filed jobless claims by the end of May, with the biggest losses occurring in the leisure and hospitality, professional business services, retail trade and manufacturing sectors.

Driven, however, by the expectation of long-term social distancing, the remote economy is soaring, as is the demand for technology workers, especially engineers.

“Big firms are hiring engineers by the thousands,” says Bill Cummings, executive vice president and head of enterprise for Galvanize, a nationwide technology training network that contracts with Fortune 500 companies.

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