(Redmond, WA, Friday, November 8, 2019) — Just in time for Military Family Month, Microsoft released commissioned research around attitudes hiring managers have towards veterans in technology careers. The survey, which was conducted by YouGov, reveals an important shift in how hiring managers across industries now view veteran talent: as highly sought-after applicants.

Today, with an increasing shortage in tech talent and the challenge of finding entry and mid-level IT staff, attitudes are changing around the trainings hiring mangers perceive are needed for veterans to be successful in IT. 87% of hiring managers say corporate-sponsored IT reskilling programs like Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) are more valuable than traditional college paths for bringing veterans into technology careers.

Historically, veterans—a diverse and often underserved community—have not always been given equitable opportunities in the workforce. These programs are proving ideal to helping service members and veterans’ transition into meaningful, in-demand careers—and encouraging hiring managers to rethink how they can put those skills and that training to use.

For more information on the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy go to: military.microsoft.com

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