Defense contractors rethink hiring, retention as job market challenges rise

June 10, 2019 at 5:00 AM
Many defense contractors, particularly those in the services industry, say they're intensely focused on their hiring practices and benefits as the market for the workers they need tightens. Karen Wheeler, the chief human resources officer at Science Applications International Corp., told Inside Defense last month that it’s getting "harder and harder" to find the right talent. Services companies, who don't typically have major manufacturing facilities or weapon platforms, have long argued that their employees are their main asset and...

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