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IBM Rallies COBOL Engineers to Save Overloaded Unemployment Systems

The company is offering free COBOL training and a forum for COBOL engineers

Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

As millions file for unemployment benefits in the United States every week, states’ aging computer systems simply cannot keep up.

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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.