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IBM CICS Team Finds Success by Hiring Young People Eager to Solve Problems

1/11/2016 11:54:08 AM | The debate regarding a mainframe skills issue or shortage of workers isn’t new. Various groups have different views on how pending the shortage of skilled workers is, or if there is a shortage altogether.

The problem isn’t a mainframe skills issue, but rather a mainframe skills planning issue, insists Andy Bates, CICS Transaction Server product manager, IBM. By planning for future needs, the IBM CICS development organization has been able to hire good young people with the expectation they will be great in a few years, and provide them opportunities to grow and flourish, while learning from them as well.

Find out what they do and why to find and retain talent by reading the full article on IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z.

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