Workforce Development

By 2020, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 1.4 million computing jobs but just 400,000 computer science students with the skills to apply for those jobs. BSA supports:

  • investments in computer science education that are inclusive and increase the pipeline of Americans to fulfill new jobs in the data economy,
  • effective visa programs for high-skilled immigrants to ensure the best minds of the world can help businesses grow in the United States.


Building Tomorrow’s Workforce

Jobs in the software industry are growing faster than the US can fill them. Software is also generating new jobs across many different sectors that require an array of new skills. Both the government and the private sector have important roles in implementing policies that will prepare today’s workers and the next generation for the jobs software creates.

BSA released a workforce policy agenda to highlight focus areas for policymakers and business leaders in all industries, including STEM education, workforce retraining, alternative education programs, access to technology, and responsible immigration policy.

BSA’s 2019 Policy Agenda

Learn more about BSA’s positions on data policy, intellectual property, workforce development, and emerging technologies.

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