Long-term unemployed are targets for IT training

SKILLED LABOR: Lisa Shorr, co-owner of Secure Future Tech Solutions, works with remote support engineer Ben Lyopns. Her husband and company co-owner, Eric Shorr, says finding qualified employees is the firm’s No. 1 hurdle. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
SKILLED LABOR: Lisa Shorr, co-owner of Secure Future Tech Solutions, works with remote support engineer Ben Lyopns. Her husband and company co-owner, Eric Shorr, says finding qualified employees is the firm’s No. 1 hurdle. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
The number of information technology professionals employed in Rhode Island is at an all-time high, but advertised jobs are left vacant as employers struggle to find candidates with applicable skills in a fast-evolving industry. Local workforce partners, both private and public, are trying to address the skills gap in the local IT industry and recently…

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