Names its Top Ten Cities for Defense Jobs

DES MOINES, Iowa , March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In every recession, there is a bull market somewhere. In 2009, it's for security-cleared professionals in the defense, aerospace and homeland security industries, according to, the largest online resource for security clearance jobs, which today named the top ten U.S. cities for such positions. Ongoing federal spending for these industries remains steady at approximately $450 billion, which allows companies to actively pursue new government contracts for products and services sparking the need for professionals with security-clearance.

While some defense strongholds like Washington D.C. are well known, other cities would be considered unexpected hotbeds. All of the locations have one thing in common -- more open positions than available candidates.

"Basic supply and demand creates an atmosphere where security-cleared candidates can command higher salaries, move between employers with relative ease and maintain more stable job security than other industries," noted Evan Lesser , founder and Director of "This year our job postings have increased 70% compared to this time last year and employers are working hard to fill these open positions. The imbalance of open positions to candidates puts the value of a security clearance at a premium."

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ClearanceJobs, a Dice Holdings, Inc. company, is the leading Internet-based job board dedicated to matching job seekers who hold an active security clearance with the best hiring companies searching for new employees. Authorized U.S. government contractors and their representatives utilize the service to quickly and easily locate candidates with specific security clearance requirements to fill open jobs. For more information, please visit