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Veterans: An untapped workforce that could be the next revolution in tech employees

TechRepublic featured Sharp Decisions on their site recently, detailing how we have been training and deploying teams of tech-savvy veterans since 2013. The Trump administration’s visa positions could affect IT employment: Are vets the solution?

The presidential election of 2016 has resulted in a lot of things being up in the air, including H-1B visas. President-elect Trump has stated opposition to the H-1B program, which may result in a number of high skilled tech jobs going unfilled if foreign applicants aren’t allowed to apply.

If US companies have to start looking inside the country for skilled workers there’s sure to be a roadblock: Tech companies constantly repeat lines about a shortage of skilled workers, and there’s reason to believe that’s true.

Enter Sharp Decisions. In 2013 it launched its Vocation, Education, and Training for Service members, or V.E.T.S. program. Its goal, as stated on the program’s website, is to “invest in one of America’s greatest untapped resources.” With a high likelihood of change in the hiring practices of the tech industry there’s no better time than now for veterans to take advantage of programs like V.E.T.S.

Read the rest of the TechRepublic story here.