The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that: CONNECTS corporate and non-profit organizations with military spouses representing ALL Military Services. PROVIDES human resource managers with recruitment solutions – military spouses. PREPARES military spouses to become competitive, "job ready" applicants. CONNECTS military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess.
While military spouses are well educated and highly qualified for a range of careers, they face a 24 percent unemployment rate and a 25 percent wage gap compared to their civilian counterparts.
Seventy-seven percent of these spouses want or need work, yet frequent relocation is often a barrier to finding and maintaining a rewarding career. The inability of spouses to obtain and retain fulfilling employment as they relocate with the military compromises the quality of life of military families and the readiness of the military force.