• Fort Sill Military Spouse Employment Gaining Momentum with New Hiring Priority

    Fort Sill Military Spouse Employment Gaining Momentum with New Hiring Priority0

    Military spouses connected to Fort Sill near Lawton, Okla., are gaining new hiring priority through an expanding relationship between the Lawton Chamber of Commerce and the installation’s Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC), KSWO.com reported this week. The Lawton Chamber is striving to make military spouses a larger part of its employee pool and is actively

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  • Starbucks Military Family Store Emphasizes Community, Spouse Employment

    Starbucks Military Family Store Emphasizes Community, Spouse Employment0

    Fort Hood, Texas, near Killeen, has become another community beneficiary of a Starbucks program to address and boost military spouse employment when this month the coffee corporation transitioned one of its franchises to a Military Family Store. The community-centered program, which has awarded the designation to more than 50 military community stores since 2013, designates

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  • Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Spouses’ Employment Challenges at ADC Summit

    Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Spouses’ Employment Challenges at ADC Summit0

    Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence addressed the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit Tuesday afternoon with a speech that praised the contributions of military spouses and highlighted their employment challenges as they frequently move for service assignments. Below are a few highlighted quotes from Mrs. Pence’s speech: “First, I want to thank ADC

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  • Army, Air Force to Reimburse Military Spouses for Professional Licenses, Credentials

    Army, Air Force to Reimburse Military Spouses for Professional Licenses, Credentials0

    The Army and Air Force will reimburse military spouses for professional credentials or required licensing fees when they relocate to a new state for a military move, Military Times reported. The reimbursement program pays up to $500 for credentialing or relicensing and is set to run through 2021. Spouses must have received a new license

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  • White House Holding Military Spouse Employment Summit

    White House Holding Military Spouse Employment Summit0

    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

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  • DOD Changing Hiring Rules to Improve Spouse Employment Opportunities

    DOD Changing Hiring Rules to Improve Spouse Employment Opportunities0

    DOD has changed some rules in its on-base hiring practices to improve employment opportunities for active-duty spouses, Military.com reported Tuesday. A statement from DOD last week detailed that its Priority Placement Program will now allow active-duty spouses to use employment preference for one offer of permanent employment per duty location. It covers positions funded by

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