WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As 200,000 service members transition this year into a tight job market, many are greeted with readily available jobs with government service companies and defense contractors where starting salaries can be 24% higher than their peers, according to a study by the State of Maryland Department of Labor. The ticket to this robust hiring position is a government security clearance. Next week in the Washington, DC area, hundreds of professionals with government security clearances, including the many service men and women transitioning to civilian life, will interview with dozens of companies for immediate opportunities at the TECHEXPO Top Secret Career Fairs.
Over 75 leading defense contractors and government service companies will be recruiting at the May TECHEXPO Top Secret hiring events including General Dynamics, Microsoft, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Verizon FNS. Immediate face-to-face interviews will be available for hundreds of job openings around the country that require security clearances. There are numerous, well paying jobs specifically in the technology and engineering sector for experienced programmers, developers, engineers, system administrators and consultants. A full listing of the companies hiring and career opportunities can be found at www.TechExpoUSA.com. For those professionals that are currently employed yet want to keep their job options open, TECHEXPO sports an easy to use online database where resumes can be put in front of companies that are actively recruiting now.
The TECHEXPO Top Secret career fairs will take place on May 18 at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights, MD, and May 19 at the Tysons Corner Ritz Carlton in McLean, VA, both from 10 AM to 3 PM. A government security clearance is required to attend.
"The need for cleared military professionals is a high growth market," says Bradford Rand, President and CEO of TECHEXPO Top Secret. "Jobs requiring security clearances continue to trend upward both in availability as well as compensation, offering a significant pay delta to cleared individuals. We support our troops by providing a forum where security-cleared military professionals can bring valued skill sets to employers eager to hire. The immediacy of a face-to-face career fair accelerates the hiring process for both applicants and employers alike."
TECHEXPO Top Secret is a division of Job Expo International, and was launched in 2002 and is considered one of the nation's premier hiring events for security-cleared professionals. TECHEXPO has also produced over 50 customized recruitment fairs for companies such as IBM, AT&T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Northrop Grumman, Mantech, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon. Bradford Rand, a seasoned tradeshow entrepreneur who has produced over 800 recruitment events in industries including technology, defense, fashion, finance, diversity and more. Job Expo International's other endeavors include fundraisers for the Red Cross and New York's City Harvest, an organization that feeds those families that are financially challenged, founded the New York-based company in 1992. For further information, go to www.TechExpoUSA.com.
SOURCE Job Expo International