Saturday, August 10, 2013

Healthcare mainframe jobs still showing up, requirements seem to get less specific as Obamacare enrollment approaches

I am still seeing emails looking for mainframe IBM skills, and in recent weeks the requirements seem less specific.  One job in Chicago asked for IBM COBOL, JCL, TSO/ISPF, TSO and CICS, and healthcare (not specific).  The requirements typically are for positions of less than one year. 
The jobs do seem driven by the opening of the healthcare exchanges for enrollment in October, and the beginning of the individual mandate in 2014, although the employer mandate has been delayed. 
Some positions ask for Microfocus COBOL still.

I don’t see the emphasis on DB2, SQL, and various Unix connectivity skills that I saw a year ago.  

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