- Dec 11, 2018
New Jersey needs COBOL programmers because many of the state's systems use older mainframes, and those systems are now seeing record demand for services as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts the economy.
Literally, we have systems that are 40 years-plus old, and there'll be lots of postmortems. And one of them on our list will be how did we get here where we literally needed COBOL programmers?" Murphy asked on Saturday.