Sharp Decisions CEO Karen Ross was featured in CIO Magazine discussing why she began hiring veterans four years ago, how they’ve come to make a big difference for our clients and why they make so much sense in today’s ever-shifting economic climate.
CIO’s article details the coming shift in talent since the start of the Trump administration as they seek to reduce the effectiveness of H-1B work visas on American business. The goal to hire more American technology talent serves veterans well because they are uniquely equipped to fill these needs.
At a time when many companies complain of a shortage of skilled technology talent in the United States and an increasing desire to source IT services domestically, Sharp Decisions has tapped into an overlooked supply of qualified professionals: the military.
We started our V.E.T.S. Program to address both high unemployment rates for U.S. military veterans transitioning into the private workforce and the need for reliable tech talent. “I realized these veterans were our most valuable, untapped resource — a vast talent pool with technology skills and expertise translatable to the corporate sector,” Ross says.
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