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Old 06-15-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Did I read correctly in the Gazette that they are moving some of the CS military installations? Meaning less need for Gov't contractors? Seems like all the Gov't contractors out there are saying you can pick and choose the job you want because lack of cleared people currently out there.

Also, anyone know of any job fairs coming up? I keep checking monster, defensecareers.com, etc. Don't see any job fairs coming up, and I know I just missed one in April or May.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Did I read correctly in the Gazette that they are moving some of the CS military installations? Meaning less need for Gov't contractors? Seems like all the Gov't contractors out there are saying you can pick and choose the job you want because lack of cleared people currently out there.

Also, anyone know of any job fairs coming up? I keep checking monster, defensecareers.com, etc. Don't see any job fairs coming up, and I know I just missed one in April or May.
Recommend going to the big aerospace contractors' websites: Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Aerospace Corp, Sparta, etc.

Also try Careerbuilder.
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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No closings here that I know of. Thousands of troops are moving into Fort Carson, mostly from TX. NORAD may move from Cheyenne Mountain to one of the local air bases, but they aren't leaving town.

Maybe I should do something with my old TS clearance, just doubt there's much here for strategic mobility types.
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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BRAC closings are quiet now, and probably for a couple more years. The get active and then back off, and this is a "back off" period.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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BRAC closings are quiet now, and probably for a couple more years. The get active and then back off, and this is a "back off" period.
So, it's five years later. How do things look now? Now it's "sequestration", or whatever, isn't it?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Indeed. Sequestration won't close any installations, but it will have a terrible effect on local defense contractors. Look for a lot of contractor types to be out of work, at least temporarily, around the first of the year. It's going to sting. A lot.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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The prediction is just over 2 million jobs lost (George Mason University Center of Regional Analysis Study), if sequestration takes place.

Defense Contractors Told By Obama Administration To Skip Pre-election Pink Slips - Investors.com
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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Unless you are in Cyber Security/IT there aren't a lot of jobs out there right now, even if you've got a current TS/SCI clearance or above. Defense contractors seem to be taking a "wait and see" attitude regarding sequestration and are only filling critical positions. A year to year and a half ago they couldn't find enough people with clearances; you'd put in an application for a clearance job and hear something right away. Now you put in an application and you are lucky if they get back to you in a month! This area will be hit even harder if changes aren't made to the sequestration plan.

I don't know of any job fairs coming up but L3 is looking to hire engineering/tech types for a new contract and they have something scheduled through Pike Peak Workforce.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I worked for the Fort Carson DOL years ago as a mechanic, those jobs aren't showing any sign of slowing, at least for the next few years.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Unless you are in Cyber Security/IT there aren't a lot of jobs out there right now, even if you've got a current TS/SCI clearance or above. Defense contractors seem to be taking a "wait and see" attitude regarding sequestration and are only filling critical positions. A year to year and a half ago they couldn't find enough people with clearances; you'd put in an application for a clearance job and hear something right away. Now you put in an application and you are lucky if they get back to you in a month! This area will be hit even harder if changes aren't made to the sequestration plan.

I don't know of any job fairs coming up but L3 is looking to hire engineering/tech types for a new contract and they have something scheduled through Pike Peak Workforce.
Couldn't agree more. I'm currently employed (crossing fingers), but have had feelers out for IT type security clearance positions, and it does seem awful quiet. Positions that are out there for CO Springs, have been open a while, and no calls from any of those either.

If you're willing to go to Afganistan, Iraq, or Kuwait, there are some opportunities out there, but been there, done that....don't want to have to resort to that.
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