The Company

VORTECHX provides innovative IT solutions to the government.

Current hiring needs

VORTECHX has hiring needs across the country, with specific needs in Arizona, Maryland, Georgia and Kansas.

The challenge

VORTECHX is a subcontractor who also bids on prime contracts. That means they need to scale up quickly when a new contract award comes through. "We have a lot of opportunities that come up where whoever comes to the table with the right candidates gets the position," said Doug Losche, director of program management at VORTECHX Applied Technologies.

How The Cleared Network Helps

Losche has been using ClearanceJobs for four years. Through that time he has gone from simply posting jobs and waiting for candidates to contact him, to proactively building his pipeline of talent. That’s where PPV (Pay-Per-View) is a major advantage.

“We wouldn’t be able to build pipelines for jobs that are contingent upon award [without PPV],” said Losche. “We’d have more difficulty in capturing candidates and sourcing candidates for positions.”

He explains a recent large contract that could come with two task orders to fill 40-50 positions. Without PPV, he wouldn’t be able to pipeline talent into those positions, and his company wouldn’t be able to quickly scale up when it needed to.

“I prefer PPV now that we’ve used it because it just opens up possibilities for us,” said Losche. “We can work on more jobs at a time, which increases our chance of landing something. It’s like baseball, the more swings you take, the more hits you’ll eventually get, and PPV allows us to do that.”

Thanks to the Cleared Network, Losche doesn’t just build a pipeline of top talent, but he’s able to keep in touch with them. Every Tuesday Losche logs onto the Cleared Network during happy hour, a time where employers can send two broadcast messages to their entire network as well as make unlimited connections.

“When I see someone who I think might be a fit for a job, regardless of whether they apply for that position, I’ll just click that connect button and add them to my network,” said Losche.

In a competitive cleared contracting environment, the employer with the right talent at the right time wins. PPV gives VORTECHX the edge – the right talent, at the right time, in a carefully crafted pipeline.