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QualiTest Group, the US’s largest independent software testing company, was recently invited to attend an event with President Obama, Secretary Pritzker, Secretary Perez, Valerie Jarrett, Cecilia Muñoz and Gene Sperling relating to the creation of jobs for the nation’s nearly 4 million long-term unemployed. The event featured a panel discussion on the challenges of creating a competitive, skilled workforce and recommended best practices that companies can take advantage of for recruiting and hiring the long-term unemployed.
The invitation was extended to QualiTest in recognition of their recent work with Per Scholas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing career training in the IT sector for underprivileged adults since 1998. The organization’s work addresses a vital part of the President’s plan: problems of education inequality and their effect on the individuals who are currently trying to find employment in these trying economic times. Similar organizations in attendance included the National Skills Coalition and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships, as well as other foundations and business leaders from both small and large US-based companies.