Minnesota companies need IT workers, but stumble in hiring


By Adam Belz, Star Tribune

“Companies in Minnesota and across the country are struggling to hire technology workers, and it’s partly their own fault.

All sorts of industries are shifting in ways that suddenly require tech expertise. Businesses in manufacturing, banking and marketing, not traditionally hotbeds of software innovation, have found themselves trying to hire information technology managers and build teams of software developers as they try to adjust in the digital age.

The transition has exposed the much-discussed high-tech skills gap within pockets of the U.S. workforce, but it also has shown that firms are slow to learn how to hire and manage the tech workers they need. Not only are these companies new to technology, the technology is constantly changing.”

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