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. To find out more about these opportunities, please click here.