Washington DC Inc. 500 Firm Joins HireVeterans.com
IT Company Looking to Employ Military Veterans
by Gordon Gates
Enlightened, Inc., an Inc. Magazine Top 500 Company that provides complete Information Technology (IT) services, business consulting services, and professional services to numerous clients in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is reaching out to hire U.S. Veterans. “We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our team. We have opportunities available across a broad range of areas. Frequently, we have full-time, part-time, and contractor positions available for both on-site and off-site positions” says Kandice Zeman, HR Manager.
To meet the challenge, Enlightened has partnered with HireVeterans.com, a leader in the job board market for U.S. Veterans. With HireVeterans.com, Enlightened will be able to reach out and work with Military Veterans who seek new opportunities in the civilian workforce.
Enlightened, Inc. is a full-service Information Technology (IT) consulting firm that helps our clients solve complex business problems by leveraging technology. The are committed to being the best through our professionalism and by keeping the interests of our clients first. They strive to ensure our services are a cost effective alternative.
Their vision is to be the leader in providing premiere information technology services to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Enlightened seeks to distinguish itself by collaborating and focusing on projects where there is a “return on investment” on our services and to continually develop innovative ideas that will be viable in the marketplace.
ICIC AND INC. MAGAZINE NAME ENLIGHTENED, INC. ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Enlightened Inc. ranked 47th on the list of fastest-growing inner city companies in America
WASHINGTON – The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Inc. (ICIC) and Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for small and medium-sized businesses, released its annual Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the country. Washington DC based Enlightened, Inc., a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) consulting services, has been ranked 47th on this year’s prestigious list. This was the firm’s second consecutive year making the Inner City 100 list.
Now in its ninth year, the Inner City 100 acknowledges growing companies and spotlights the importance of a robust business sector in creating healthy urban communities. For the 2007 list, over 4,500 new nominations were received. The 2007 Inner City 100 winners grew at a compound annual growth rate of 49 percent and an average rate of 535 percent between 2001 and 2005. The specific rankings were based on total revenue growth over the five-year period. Collectively, the top 100 inner city businesses have employed nearly 19,000 people and created 12,000 new jobs over the past five years; both of these figures are the highest in the program’s history and show signs of continued growth.
“An ability to recognize growth and build upon it is the trait that most distinguishes the 2007 Inner City 100 winners,” says Dorothy Terrell, president and CEO of ICIC. “These companies have identified profitable market niches that few others have seen. They have run successful regional, national and even global businesses from inner city locations because of their savvy growth orientation, and have translated their tremendous growth into more jobs, income, and wealth for inner city residents. Inner City 100 2007 is truly the year of Recognizing Growth.”
With minority populations in America’s cities continuing to rise, the demographic changes are being reflected in the growing number of top-performing inner city businesses owned by minorities. Nationally, only three percent of all businesses with annual sales over $1 million are minority-owned. Since the inception of the list, 31% of the 448 companies that made the Inner City 100 list were minority-owned, a statistic that is an astounding 300% higher than the national average of 11%.
“Enlightened is honored to be a part of this distinguished list of inner city businesses for the second consecutive year,” said Andre Rogers, Vice President of Enlightened, Inc. “This is a testament to our success in achieving consistent and results-oriented services for our customers.”
About Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector engagement that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. ICIC brings together business and civic leaders to drive innovation and action, transform thinking and accelerate inner city business growth and investment.
Inc. is the leading magazine written for the men and women who own and manage small-to-mid-sized, fast-growing companies. Published 12 times a year, Inc helps its 1.5 million readers by providing expert advice and practical solutions as they face the opportunities, pitfalls, and rewards of growing a company. www.inc.com, the Web site for growing companies, was named Best Online Magazine by Folio and Best Overall New Publication (all media) by the Computer Press Association.