I work with a COBOL developer and I've been interested in the industry.
Read some articles and found a lot of "COBOL is dead" articles and how
developers with 2 to 3 decades of experience are not able to find a COBOL
job without having to relocate (perhaps even several times). They seldom
have an option for telecommuting, COBOL jobs are being shipped to India,
and some learn newer programming languages, but don't get enough experience
to get hired. Some even temporarily relocate away from the family just to
survive. It's almost like starting your whole career again from scratch.
Here's an article on dice:
http://news.dice.com/2012/08/28/mainframe-talent-shortage and this forum
with developers venting
How true does this ring? Do you have personal stories or friends with a
similar situation that you could share?
P.S. Hey Jim Oberholtzer! Caught you on this mailing list. :)
P.S.S. I posted in the cobol400-l mailing list since my question is around
COBOL, but I also posted to the midrange-nontech mailing list just in case
this is considered off-topic and the conversation can continue there.
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