Much of the world is rebounding from the economically crippling lockdowns of COVID-19, and hiring people with the right skills is proving to be a challenge. Nowhere is this more true than in the technology sector. The talent gap that existed before the pandemic has worsened due to an acceleration of cloud-native adoption as remote work has gone mainstream.
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.
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With data integrity, privacy, and security taking on even more outsized importance than in years past, sourcing richer technical talent has taken center stage. With talent shortages around the globe, training existing staff has become more important to meet the needs of migrations to the cloud and leverage open source technologies tied to those migrations. Beyond skill gaps, other challenges stand in the way. Today, a growing number of employees report discrimination in the open source community, despite employers insisting they have increased diversity efforts.
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To shed light on these changes and challenges, the Linux Foundation, once again, teamed up with edX to produce our 9th annual Open Source Jobs Report. The 2021 report provides actionable insights on the state of open source talent that employers can use to inform their hiring, training, and diversity awareness efforts. This year’s report includes survey findings and analysis generated from more than 200 technical hiring managers and 750 open source professionals worldwide.