Mind The Gap: Supporting Grads Amid COVID-19
We have overcome most of the challenges NSS has faced in 2020, but there’s one big gap we haven’t been able to close - the slowdown in hiring of junior software developers, data analysts, and data scientists that started in mid-March.
The coronavirus triggered a major recession so companies in most industries froze or significantly cut back in hiring plans, furloughed staff, or even worse, laid off staff. The tech job market in Nashville went from 2019’s incredibly robust growth, with NSS grads having the shortest average job search times we’ve even seen, to a much slower market and thus slower job searches and relatively long average job search times. This has resulted in a build-up of NSS graduates that have not yet found their first tech job - who we call Seekers - that need our help and support while they are in their job search.
We are seeking your help to close this gap through two levels of giving. (You can learn more about our initiatives to support our Seekers below.)