The White House plans to continue efforts to address military spouse unemployment and underemployment at a Tuesday summit of business leaders, Military.com reported.
Second Lady Karen Pence made the announcement last week while speaking to military spouses.
“I’m excited to pay a debt of gratitude to what I call our ‘home front heroes,’ to all of our military spouses for your invaluable contributions to our nation,” she said.
Pence said the leaders from 46 businesses will convene next week so she can “ask their help in addressing the high rate of unemployment and underemployment.”
Estimates of the military spouse unemployment rate range from about 16% to 24%.
The topic of military spouse employment will also be discussed in a general session at ADC’s Defense Communities National Summit in June.
Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham