[Hpn] Fw: So many IT jobs, so few takers (fwd)

H. C. Covington icanamerica@email.msn.com
Sat, 30 Sep 2000 06:55:49 -0500

Could this be an opportunity for some of our homeless and former-homeless folks in "Chicagoland?"


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From the Chicago Sun-Times...

So many IT jobs, so few takers
More than half of information technology jobs in the Chicago area--53
percent--will likely go unfilled next year, and between 85 percent and 90
percent of those jobs are at businesses that are not high-tech companies.

Those are among the findings in a recent report from the Chicagoland Chamber
of Commerce. The report warned today's "digital divide" will worsen if
partnerships of employers, educators and associations don't seek out
under-represented workers in the industry--namely women, minorities and
disabled Americans.

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