Higher ed must respond to IT needs

Local IT firms have reported difficulty for years in attracting people they need to grow their companies.

A recent summit put on by Tech Collective and Bridge Technical Talent provided more detail on the issue of entry-level hiring, thanks to a survey of 73 local employers. More than half of the respondents said they were having difficulty finding and hiring entry-level workers.

A report accompanying the survey outlined a number of recommendations that would begin to address this retardant on Rhode Island’s economic growth.

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