Veterans and Graduates key to the growth of global IT services company in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO (March 7, 2016) – Global IT support company Tek Experts opened its international site in Colorado Springs on 29 February and in doing so committed to employing veterans and graduates as it develops its operation in 2016 and beyond.
The first U.S. operation for Tek Experts opened with dozens of employees, the majority of which are U.S. veterans and graduates from local colleges and universities, and the company has plans to double its U.S. workforce by the end of 2016.
The company, which already employs thousands of people across Europe, the Americas and Asia, had been looking to build a U.S. base for some time and after significant research chose Colorado Springs due to its high skill levels, its desirability as a place to live and work, and because the area is an attractive business proposition for large global companies like theirs.The Tek Experts team worked closely with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and several other key agencies in the community to establish this operation in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs’ military influence also played a major part in their decision-making, with Fort Carson, Peterson, Schriever, NORAD and the U.S. Air Force Academy offering great potential to recruit veterans; a feature which was key to their development of the business within the U.S.
Debra Herzog, Site Manager of the new Colorado Springs operation said,
“Veterans provide a great resource for companies like ours, as well as a great partner for our clients. They bring excellent leadership, exceptional teamwork and integrity, and are extremely efficient and motivated to succeed. What’s more, they are dedicated, boast a strong work ethic and are capable, independent and hardworking. That’s why for us they are a great resource and a great talent pool to tap into.”
The company has also committed to offering international career opportunities for graduates of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and students from Colorado Springs’ local colleges.
“Tek Experts has built its business on offering careers to exceptional technical talent across the world and Colorado Springs is a natural extension of that. Here we’ve got access to highly educated, ambitious and technically savvy individuals who can learn, grow and develop with us.”
Original Article: www.coloradospringsbusinessalliance.com