Bright Star's Team of United States Veterans Modernizes Government So They Can Deliver Results
Bright Star’s information management services build and grow collaboration. Information is captured, managed, disseminated, and made easily usable and accessible wherever and whenever you need it. Our customers include FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety, The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, Hudson County, Essex County and more. We’ve helped government deliver results with our process and IT modernization services, cloud migration planning and implementation, case management deployment, cloud-based queue management solutions, and document scanning services.
Bringing the 21st Century to You
Making dormant paper intelligent is what we do. Document conversion and modern records management has evolved so that staff works better and smarter while preserving confidentiality, data security, compliance and governance. Getting people to engage, connect and work in real-time adds momentum to an organization so they can become a results-driven powerhouse. Bright Star and its team of U.S. veterans work with clients to plan, modernize, and streamline information management strategies.
Jobs and Training for U.S. Veterans
More than 90% of Bright Star’s staff are American veterans. They come from the Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army and the Coast Guard. They are mom’s, dad’s, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and they are all American heroes.
Bright Star was founded to transition U.S. military veterans to high tech careers with Bright Star. We are not a staffing company. Our business model has served approximately 200 military personnel to date. We coach, mentor, train and employ veterans from OEF, OIF, Desert Shield, Desert Storm and even some from Vietnam. We also employ veterans’ family members. We are steadfast and we provide the safety that veterans and their family need in order to experience professional success.
Dear Single Parents (a message from a U.S. Army veteran)
By Zaa-Vonah Stewart
Being a single mom is amazing and has transformed me. Before I started at Bright Star, and before I gave birth to my third beautiful baby girl, I worked two jobs and I was homeless, living in a shelter with my kids. Every day I needed courage, persistence, patience, love, determination, and the strength to be hopeful and positive.
I was very lucky. I found a job that helps me be a great single mom and a great employee because I can bring my new baby (and my kids) to work. To me, that is beyond excellent. Working here I found a family…I found a group of people that make sure I’m okay.
When I started Bright Star, I was assigned a coach and eventually a mentor. What I used to see as my weaknesses, I began to recognize as strengths. They gave me…
As President Barack Obama boldly stated in the January 2015 State of the Union address, “As a new generation of veterans comes home, we owe them every opportunity to live the American Dream they helped defend,” he said, “So to every CEO in America, let me repeat: If you want somebody who’s going to get the job done, hire a veteran.”
One New Jersey CEO didn’t wait for a call to action from the President – she’s been hiring veterans since 2008 at her blossoming technology firm, Bright Star, based in Newark, NJ. Dorothy Nicholson, CEO of Bright Star knows and agrees with the President. She will also tell you that while hiring veterans has very strong advantages, there are also special considerations for veterans who may suffer from PTSD, physical injuries, and homelessness. Several of Bright Star’s team members face these very real issues. Bright Star offers programs like mentoring, job sharing, job sampling and the buddy system to give them a better chance at becoming self-reliant and achieve success in their career endeavors.