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Success Prompts Veterans Work Program to Expand

Freddie Mac nearly doubles veteran work teams



    Veterans & Companies Find Success in a Job Training and Placement Program

    A veteran-based training and hiring program at Sharp Decisions is so successful, Freddie Mac is nearly doubling the number of such teams it uses. (Published Thursday, March 19, 2015)

    A local company's information technology program that employees teams of veterans is working so well in its first months that it has nearly doubled.

    We first told you about Freddie Mac's strategy of employing teams of veterans last summer. The tech services firm Sharp Decisions hires and trains vets who are trying to transition from military to civilian life.

    Freddie Mac has discovered the work ethic and team spirit of veterans has been wildly successful. Projects are being done ahead of schedule and under budget.

    So Freddie Mac has expanded the number of teams it's employing.

    Toma Smith is one of the original vets in the program.

    He said the experience has changed his life.