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NH tech partnership takes aim at skills gap

In collaboration with several prominent New Hampshire technology firms, the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development held its inaugural Technology Talent Partnership meeting on Tuesday at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack.

The initiative, which is the second sector partnership of its kind launched this year, aims to spark industry-led efforts backed by state support to address a skills gap that threatens to slow growth across industries.

Matt Cookson, executive director of the NH High Tech Council, said there are about 3,000 unfilled tech job openings in the state – a number that has doubled in 18 months.