WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bluewolf (www.bluewolf.com), the global agile consulting firm, today announced a new jobs initiative to help government, non-profits and other Washington, D.C.-based organizations acquire the IT skills they need to more readily adapt to rapid and ongoing change. As part of this initiative, Bluewolf–which fills hundreds of new jobs a month–has opened a new office in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
According to a recent McKinsey & Company report, the U.S. must create 21 million new jobs this decade to bring employment back to pre-recession levels. The consumerization of IT has combined with cloud computing to ignite a revolution in the way technology enables organizations, but technological advancements often outpace the knowledge and skills of today’s worker. The result is a talent gap that is especially prevalent among government organizations.
“President Obama recently said IT in the White House is 30 years behind,” said Michael Kirven, co-founder and principal of Bluewolf. “Technology has always paved the way toward innovation in this country, and yet our government is struggling to compete in a global economy because many of its organizations lack the skills required to put the latest technologies to good use. Bluewolf is here to help build these skills in the D.C. area, where government IT should be more advanced than anywhere else in the world.”
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By Tim Spagnola
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