Ever since I graduated from college in 1976, I have heard about a shortage of computer professionals. There is no shortage today, and there never has been. I can't tell you how many computer professionals whom I know who have left the field due to either a lack of work or low pay.
Today, the Cincinnati Business Courier is running a survey on this. If you want to take the survey, here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRHGJR8
Here are my answers. The answer to Question 2 is "Networking, primarily using LinkedIn. Duh!"
I do have a relationship with Cincinnati State but it's inactive at the moment.