Is IT missing obvious solution to its crisis?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Is IT missing obvious solution to its crisis?On 20 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Lastweek IT employers launched a charter to tackle the crisis of IT skillsthroughout industry. Meanwhile PC manufacturer Compaq announced it was to cut5,000 jobs worldwide leading to speculation that 3,000 jobs in Scotland couldbe affected. It was the latest in a series of announcements of job losses orprofit warnings in the high-tech sector. If you take the two developmentstogether they appear to present a conundrum. Why lay off staff when you haveskills shortages?Anattempt by employers to tackle the IT skills crisis is obviously welcome and isnot before time. And there is nothing wrong with the aims of the IT skillscharter. However,there is something missing. Oddly, nowhere does it say that the IT industrywill invest in more training. Surely it is cheaper to train existing staff inIT skills than to recruit new people, especially in companies which are makingmass lay-offs? Any explanations would be welcome.    Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Sleet and Snow in Ocean City Forecast for Wednesday

first_imgThe latest National Weather Service snowfall forecast calls for 2 to 3 inches of snow in Ocean City.A messy mix of rain, sleet and snow is in the forecast for Wednesday in Ocean City. But the storm is not expected to bring any major accumulation or tidal flooding.The latest National Weather Service forecast calls for precipitation to begin Wednesday late morning or early afternoon as the air temperature reaches a high of 38 degrees. Rain is expected to turn to sleet and snow as temperature drops on Wednesday.In a snowfall forecast released Tuesday evening, the NWS predicts 2 to 3 inches of accumulation in Ocean City and the coastal region of Cape May County — though it acknowledges that the forecast is still uncertain.Temperatures are expected to fall into the 20s on Wednesday night but return to a high of 38 degrees on a partly sunny Thursday.Northeast winds of 12 to 17 mph will accompany the storm. High tides (on the bay side of Ocean City) are at 8:31 a.m. and 8:57 p.m. on Wednesday.Long-range forecasts suggest Ocean City could see more precipitation from coastal storms on Saturday and Monday — with the second holding the greater potential for cold air and snow.last_img read more