The White House has enlisted an additional 15 states and cities to participate in the government’s TechHire program in a move to fill thousands of technology jobs across the U.S., Fedscoop reported Wednesday.
Alex Koma writes the program has attracted more than 50 state and local government participants since its inception in March last year.
“We’re not going to stop at 50 communities,” Jacob Leibenluft, deputy director of the National Economic Council, told reporters during a conference call.
“We’re going to continue to work with state and local leaders who share our goal of creating new opportunities that benefit workers, employers and communities,” he added, the publication reports.
The report said data from the Labor Department shows there are more than 50,000 open information technology positions nationwide.