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Leverage Your Clearance!

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Many ads hop-scotching across the Washington, D.C., radio airwaves seek highly-trained workers possessing Top Secret security clearances for Company X’s new Pentagon project or Company Y’s new government contract.

It’s somewhat unnerving, in a gauzy taxpayer kind of way, to hear these day after day.

Over the weekend, Battleland got an email from an outfit calling itself TSSkills:

TSSkills Creates Talent Pool of Job Seekers with Top Secret + Clearances, Streamlining the Recruitment Process for Federal Government Contractors and Agencies

…the email says.

It continues:

TSSkills offers a free service option for Employers to post TS+ jobs for free, knowing that only qualified, vetted persons can apply. This significantly reduces the time expenditure in locating and recruiting such talent. Additional site benefits are available for employers, including proposal support. Ultimately, TSSkills offers a low-cost, low-energy alternative to filling highly specialized staffing needs…TSSkills is an opportunity portal for individuals with a Top Secret (“TS”) or higher security clearance from the federal government.

“TS Skills,” it adds, “is also a way for major prime partners to meet their small business goals.”

“Leverage your Clearance,” the company logo states. A quick review of the site doesn’t detail who pays the freight, although it suggests the contractors seeking TS-cleared individuals do:

Proposal/Bid Support – let TSSkills build your next winning team and manage the Letter of Intent Process. Register today and start posting your hot positions for free!

That, in turn, suggests that ultimately the taxpayer picks up a chunk, if not all, of it.

Opportunity portal, indeed.


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