White House Names Baltimore a TechHire City

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IMG_2238Senior Obama administration officials were at City Garage Tuesday morning to add Baltimore to the list of cities in the White House’s TechHire program.

Baltimore joined about three dozen other areas to join what U.S. CTO Megan Smith called the “TechHire community,” which is aimed at increasing opportunities for training and job placement in tech jobs. The Obama administration established the initiative in response to the 500,000 unfilled jobs in fields like cybersecurity, IT and software development.

Smith, a former Google exec who last visited Baltimore over the summer, said TechHire has a focus on low-income communities, which will work specifically in Baltimore.

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