Optimos Inc. plans to hire about 20 people in the next three months. Kendy Hanley, technical resource manager, talked with The Post's Kate Wichmann.

Q What does your company do?

A We offer enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management for commercial and government clients. Presently about 10 percent of government positions require security clearance. We expect that number to grow and we are willing to sponsor our employees for this clearance.

What would your employees say are the best reasons for working at your company?

We're constantly growing. You have the opportunity to grow with the company and have your ideas listened to and incorporated in the improvement of our company. And it feels like a close family to work here.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

We've lasted for 10 years. We do not grow in massive amounts of numbers; we grow as needed. If you do a great job with your work we will find any way possible to keep you with the company from contract to contract. We have been profitable in this down market.

Who owns your company and what are their qualifications?

Our chief executive, Sanjay Puri, who has 14 years' experience in the IT industry, owns our company.

What are its demographics?

The company is 10 percent female with two women on the 10-person executive team. Our average age is 35 and the average number of years that an employee stays with the company is three years.

What positions do you have available and what level of expertise do you want?

We are continuously recruiting for Peoplesoft, Siebel, SAP and Oracle Applications positions in all levels of experience and skills.

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