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Q: Job openings for COBOL programmers ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Job openings for COBOL programmers
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: mr4698-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2002 17:41 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2002 17:41 PST
Question ID: 96917
What and where are the job openings for a COBOL main frame programmer
in the Northeast Ohio area (Cleveland)?  Can you find me a list of
that are looking for this type of skill?
Subject: Re: Job openings for COBOL programmers
Answered By: hailstorm-ga on 02 Nov 2002 20:18 PST

Here are a list of COBOL positions in the Cleveland area found by the
Dice online search service:

Sr. Programmer Analyst
Rich & Associates, Inc

Project Lead Sr. Developer
Mantek Consulting

Microfocus Cobol Programmer/Analyst
Computer Horizons

Project Lead
Rich & Associates, Inc

Operations Programmer

Systems Engineer
Mandak Systems Group, Inc.

TEKsystems (Columbus)

Microfocus COBOL Programmer
CORESTAFF Technology Group (Independence)

System Programmer OS/400
SSI (Columbus)

From, the following COBOL position was found in Akron:

Programmer Analyst

Good luck with your search!

Sites cited:


Request for Answer Clarification by mr4698-ga on 03 Nov 2002 05:23 PST
I need to get more specific on this job search.  I am looking for a
COBOL programmer job - I have the following skills:  MVS, JCL, TSO,
DYL280, Microsoft Office, 17 years hospital experience in financial
systems, (Dun and Bradstreet, ASI, GEAC payroll and human resources.

Clarification of Answer by hailstorm-ga on 03 Nov 2002 17:07 PST

Here is a Middleware Infrastructure Software Systems Programmer
position in Cleveland requiring JCL and COBOL skills:

Here is a programming position using COBOL, CICS, MVS/JCL area:

Do you have any SQL database experience, such as Oracle, Microsoft
SQL, etc., or other database skills like DB2?  I can post a few more
leads if you do...
Subject: Re: Job openings for COBOL programmers
From: aceresearcher-ga on 05 Nov 2002 16:46 PST

Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a list of companies running
systems using MVS COBOL, because companies don't usually advertise or
publicize what systems they use. Your best bet is to visit web job
posting sites fairly frequently and do individual keyword searches for
"COBOL", "MVS", "DYL", "DYL/260", "DYL/280", "DYLAKOR",
"VISION:RESULTS". This will bring up listings from companies with
systems that use those products. Even if they are not COBOL
programming jobs, you can make a note of the Company, go to the
company's website, and see if they have a page where job applicants
can submit their resumes electronically.

Try going to each of these URLs and adding them into your "Favorites":
keyword = COBOL  state = OH  Area codes = 216 330 440 (Hold down
<ctrl> to click on more than one area code)  click "Search for Jobs"
keyword = COBOL  city = Cleveland  state = OH  click "Search"

You can access these "Favorites" whenever you wish, to check for new
postings. These are lists of COBOL Programming jobs in the
Cleveland/Lorain area. Please not that on occasion, other jobs may
slip into the lists because COBOL is listed somewhere in the "desired

Good Luck!

Subject: Re: Job openings for COBOL programmers
From: mr4698-ga on 05 Nov 2002 17:04 PST
Thanks very much for you comments to my programming job question.  I
will follow up and check out the sites you recommended.  I am
concerned that my skills are outdated or that jobs for this type of
programming are few as PC's replace the main frames in most IS
environments.  Your comments are very much appreciated.  MR
Subject: Re: Job openings for COBOL programmers
From: aceresearcher-ga on 06 Nov 2002 16:07 PST

I hear you! A few months ago we moved to a lower-tech area for my
spouse's new job. I am a COBOL (MVS, VSE, HP, Bull) programmer with
DYL experience as well. Since finding a job has been difficult here, I
have been teaching myself html, javascript, Visual Basic, C++, and
website design. If you are several years from retirement, I encourage
you to look into the training possibilities for these skills in your
geographical area.

Best wishes and good luck --


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