IT Staffing & Recruiting Leader to Provide U.S. Trained and Locally Sourced Java Developers at Competitive Rates to Offshore Resources

FastTrack'D

October 10, 2013 (ATLANTA) – MDI Group (MDI), a leading national IT staffing and recruiting services provider, announces its partnership with Cook Systems International and its new FastTrack’D Java developer training program. Launched in September 2013 to address the country’s crisis-level shortage of skilled Java developers, FastTrack’D will scale to produce 1,000 skilled Java developers per year in the United States. Read more about FastTrack’D here.

Both demand and competition are at an all-time high for Java developers globally, and moving Java projects offshore is rapidly becoming a “must” for companies that rely on the code for a high volume of IT systems and solutions. The trend in onshore and offshore Java resources has seen increases in cost and a decrease in reliability and quality in recent years; the domestic crisis has been compounded by government policy issues associated with the H-1B visa workers. In an effort to redirect the trend toward favorable conditions for onshore development, Cook Systems created FastTrack’D as a resource that scales nationally and accelerates availability of individuals and teams of expert developers for short and long term projects.

MDI is embracing this new training program that will deliver highly trained and skilled IT professionals to any of its local markets, which include Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Greenville and Phoenix. A typical deployment of professionals from this program includes a team of two Java developers or more under the guidance of a senior developer.

“We are excited about the enhanced service delivery capabilities that the FastTrack’D program provides to MDI,” said Connie Chiasson, President of MDI. “This training program will develop new IT professionals  who can help our clients push through the barriers to Java project completion with locally based developers, which is always a plus when it comes to communication and project success.”

About MDI Group

MDI Group is a pioneer among IT staffing and recruiting agencies, providing a full range of recruitment services to help in-house resources tackle “what’s next” in terms of emerging technology projects and challenging business objectives since 1988. Services range from contract and contract-to-hire placements to project teams and end-to-end processes that maximize the engagement and management of contract labor. MDI Group has placed more than 10,000 technology consultants with mid-sized to Fortune 500 organizations across the country and has offices in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas; Greenville, S.C.; and Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.mdigroup.com and follow @MDIGroup.