ClearanceJobs is celebrating our 20-year anniversary. The best place for clearance holders to look for a job is on ClearanceJobs. And likewise, the best place to find cleared talent that’s either actively searching or taking more of a passive approach is on ClearanceJobs. We’re the leading career marketplace for security-cleared professionals in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security space.

ClearanceJobs launched on July 7, 2002 in response to the dearth of cleared talent needed to support growing national security concerns in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Founder and President Evan Lesser began the company with a mission to efficiently match cleared candidates with employers in a secure and private platform. ClearanceJobs served as a pioneer in the recruiting industry, growing what started as a transactional job board posting positions to professionals with active government security clearances into a fully transformed career marketplace rooted in engaging and authentic connections.

Today, ClearanceJobs is a $39 million business with over 1.3 million registered candidates and 7,600 active recruiters making more than 78,000 connections each month. With nearly 2,000 subscription clients from government contractors and government agencies, the platform balances participation from employers and candidates, encouraging a forum to share, explore, and engage on the nearly 75,000 career opportunities posted on the site each month.

“Twenty years ago, I launched ClearanceJobs onto the internet. Little did I know that two decades later, I’d still be at the helm of what’s become the cornerstone of my personal and professional life. I’m eternally grateful for the ClearanceJobs Family, who has made the business a resounding success and provided so much for so many people. But make no mistake, ClearanceJobs isn’t just a business. The work we do every day and the people we help betters national security for everyone. ClearanceJobs matters,” said Evan Lesser, Founder and President.

DHI Group, Inc., then known as Dice, Inc., acquired ClearanceJobs in 2004. The ClearanceJobs brand leads product innovation at DHI, serving as a product roadmap guide for Dice, the leading marketplace for technologists. ClearanceJobs employs robust marketplace features including live voice and text chat, video sharing, instant messaging, recruiting automation, and other innovative functionality.

“ClearanceJobs is our North Star at DHI, continually delivering industry-leading valuable features which allow employers and candidates the ability to connect and exchange opportunities,” said Art Zeile, President and CEO of DHI Group, Inc. “Under Evan’s leadership, we have benefited from the significant contributions and revenue growth that CJ has achieved. I look forward to many more years of product accomplishments and success from ClearanceJobs.”

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