On April 5, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a new effort to help military spouses seeking employment. Eleven companies have agreed to help military spouses and veterans by opening up more job opportunities specifically for these two groups. These opportunities include jobs that are flexible and portable and that take into consideration the special skills military spouses can offer.
These opportunities will be integrated into the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). Military Spouse Employment Partnership seeks to connect military spouses with “employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess.” It also provides advice to help spouses become more competitive in the job market.
The MSEP website offers news and information to keep spouses informed of any changes to this initiative, a blog to help connect with other military spouses, and a chance to “Ask an Expert” about any question or concern they may have. Most importantly, military spouses can feel comfortable with an organization that understands the unique challenges they face.
For more information, refer to the Military Spouse Employment Partnership website at https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/.