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Nextgov: VA Has a Plan to Attract Workers Displaced by Widespread Tech Industry Layoffs

With sweeping layoffs at major U.S. technology companies putting tens of thousands of highly-skilled workers back into the job market in recent months, the Department of Veterans Affairs is working to entice talented tech employees to join the agency by conducting targeted outreach, launching an expanded career website and working to expand pay for federal tech specialists.

More than 73,000 workers across the tech sector—from large companies to small startups—have been laid off as of mid-November, according to Crunchbase News. Across the federal government and private sector, companies and agencies are exploring ways of drawing in these unemployed tech workers to bolster their own operations.

Nathan Tierney, the chief human talent management officer in VA’s Office of Information and Technology, told Nextgov that the widespread layoffs present the department with a ready opportunity to “bring on board talent and build up a diverse workforce.” … Read the full article here.

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