July 06, 2020
Interview Published by TechTarget, John Moore, Senior Site Editor

Pandemic Influences IT Staffing Trends
The pandemic and economic uncertainty is influencing IT staffing priorities within the tech industry

How summer internshipsCOVID-19 has a mix of implications for IT staffing trends, creating permanently remote workers, shifting demand for skill sets and changes in the gig economy.

The reopening of the economy, which is continuing in some areas of the U.S. and being put on pause in others, has created a considerable degree of uncertainty for the IT labor market. But some signs seem to point toward a steadying of the business climate.

A CompTIA report published this week found fewer technology companies postponing interviewing and recruiting for new positions (25% in June versus 32% in April) and fewer laying off full or part-time staff (13% in June versus 17% in April.). As for hiring, CompTIA said 14% of the tech companies surveyed in June plan to onboard new staff.

To dive deeper into the topic of recruitment and building a workforce during COVID-19, John Moore, Senior Site Editor at TechTarget interviewed Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations and Tricia Long, VP of Marketing Communication and Public Relations to share how 1901 Group is addressing employment during the pandemic and how its’ Business Partnership with Virginia Ready Initiative will help re-equip unemployed people in Virginia with the skills needed for in-demand jobs.

Read the interview with TechTarget here.

“We were hiring before the pandemic, have been hiring and onboarding new hires during the pandemic, and are currently hiring as the recovery takes shape.”

 – Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations

“With the impact of the pandemic, the stakes are even higher in workforce strategies and changing the way federal government is building a workforce today. 1901 Group is always looking for people with a passion for learning and for providing high levels of customer service and customer satisfaction.”

– Tricia Long, VP Marketing Communication and Public Relations

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
Chief Growth Officer

Paul Wilkinson is responsible for managing the company’s growth, leading business development, capture management, marketing, and communications. Paul provides leadership for the development of new markets and managed service offerings.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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Brian Lubin
SVP, Service Management

Brian leads the development and management of our service offerings and brings great value in aligning our growth and delivery activities while ensuring profitability.

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