York Solutions, a veteran-owned IT consulting firm that uses a non-transactional, value-based approach to provide clients with custom workforce solutions to fit their business needs to successfully complete IT projects, is certified as a Veteran Owned Business (VOB) by the National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC).

The NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by veterans for veterans to provide a reliable certifying authority ensuring that valid documentation exists of veteran ownership. To be certified a VOB, a company needs to be 51 percent veteran-owned and controlled. Proof of active and independent veteran management of the business must also be verified.

York Solutions’ Founder Bill Carr is a Vietnam veteran dedicated to integrating veterans into the civilian workforce. “When I started York Solutions, it was with the mission to always have a positive impact on the lives, careers, and futures of IT professionals, including veterans. To now be certified by the National Veterans Business Development Council as a VOB is a true honor,” said Carr.

“A reported 250,00 military veterans transition to the civilian workforce annually. They are uniquely prepared to think through solutions and act resourcefully as part of a team. These are skills that any company would be lucky to have, and I encourage other CEOs to develop a veteran hiring initiative,” noted Carr.

As part of York Solutions’ mission, the company launched the Barriers to Entry Program (B2E) in 2016 as a paid returnship program geared toward helping veterans entering the civilian workforce with a career in IT.

“We know that veterans are highly skilled and highly qualified, and this program acts as an onramp to a career in IT,” said York Solutions’ CEO Richard Walker. “The program helps veterans focus their skills, so they are successful in a new IT position. Upon graduation from the program, we place the graduates in contract positions with our clients which have been incredibly successful for both parties.”