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CUNY Graduates With Tech Degrees Struggle to Land Tech Jobs


The technology industry has been a leading engine of growth for good-paying jobs in New York City over the past decade. That trend continued through the pandemic, but a new report casts doubt on how widely the tech-fueled prosperity is being shared.The new study details the challenges that students at the City University of New York face as they try to start careers in technology. The CUNY system, with 25 colleges, is the nation’s largest urban university, and it has long served as a ladder to the middle class for low-income New Yorkers. A majority of its students are Black and Hispanic.CUNY has the potential to be “the city’s largest and most equitable springboard into technology careers,” the report said, but that potential is largely untapped.Both CUNY and tech employers must change to address the challenge, according to the Center for an Urban Future, the public policy organization that condu …

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