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Seattle Campus News | February 24, 2014

A plan to end the skills gap in the Puget Sound region

By Tayloe Washburn

Puget Sound Business Journal, February 24, 2014

The U.S. needs 144,000 new computer science workers each year but graduates only 15,500 students with computer science degrees, according to Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith. This skills gap is one of the biggest challenges facing our region. In Seattle, there are thousands of open positions at Microsoft, Amazon and smaller companies, while half of millennials are unemployed or underemployed, and older job seekers struggle to find work.

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