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Google Data Center Execs Say Industry Headed for Talent Crisis

March 29, 2018

At a conference this week, two Google data center executives rang alarm bells about what they characterized as an impending talent crisis in the data center industry.

Data center leaders tend to hire from their existing professional networks, which today consist primarily of middle-aged white men, they said. As we’ve reported before, many of those men are fast approaching retirement age, while few young people enter the profession – dynamics that make for an unsustainable talent pool.

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