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OnForce Helps Veterans Earn IT Training

[ 0 ] Nov. 11, 2013 | SBO Editor

OnForce is helping Veterans earn IT Training.

In the month of November, OnForce is offering to pay 50 percent of the cost of one IT certification exam for IT service professionals that are military veterans. Additionally, OnForce will donate two percent of the value for all work performed in November by veterans through OnForce will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.

The initiative is part of OnForce’s effort to give thanks to U.S. veterans while creating additional opportunities for them in the information technology (IT) field.

To qualify for the IT certification fee reimbursement, IT service professionals must be part of the OnForce community, a veteran of the United States military, and earn the certification by May 31, 2014. Qualifying certifications include those offered by Apple, Cisco, CEDIA, CompTIA, Dell, HP, Lexmark, Microsoft, Novell, and Samsung.

“When I returned home, I knew I had a lot to offer in terms of IT skills, dedication and loyalty yet was challenged by the economy in finding a full-time opportunity,” said Tom Takano, president, Nationwide LCD-TV repair and OnForce IT service professional. “Now my IT consulting business is thriving and I’m able to provide for my family. OnForce plays a big part in that by presenting me with challenging, short-term assignments and providing me with access to training and education so that I’m continually honing my skills.”

Leading the industry as a premier Workforce-as-a-Service provider, OnForce enables Fortune 1000 companies to tap into a growing community of highly qualified, fully vetted and insured IT service professionals that are available for short-term assignments. While only twenty percent of its applicants meet OnForce’s stringent requirements, the company is able to service 99 percent of U.S. zip codes.

“We can never say thanks enough to the dedicated men and women that have, and continue to defend our country,” said Peter Cannone, CEO, OnForce. “We feel that providing veterans with an opportunity to learn new skills or enhance existing ones as they enter the civilian job market is the best way to make a lasting difference in not only their lives but those of the families that have supported and stood by them.”

About OnForce

OnForce, a leader in technology-enabled workforce solutions, empowers companies of all sizes to gain a competitive edge in how work gets done. Its “just in time” Workforce-as-a-Service business model allows customers to rapidly grow their businesses, lower service costs, extend skill-sets, and generate new streams of revenue, while independent professionals earn assignments from leading service companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. As an innovator in the workforce solutions space, OnForce fully protects each work assignment with comprehensive insurance, proper classification of contract employees, and a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. For additional information, please visit www.onforce.com.

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