Doug McCullough has made a concerning observation.
There are employers eager to find diverse talent to fill technology jobs. And there are capable people looking for ways to change careers and increase their income.
But their paths aren’t crossing.
“We’re sitting in a community with thousands upon thousands of available people,” says McCullough, 54, of Reynoldsburg, who is the chief information officer for the city of Dublin. “How do we get these companies and corporations and unicorns and startups to cross the street and talk to these service providers and help desk or call center employees, and create a viable path for them?”
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Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Erica Thompson.
Originally published September 7, 2021.