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DOD's Military Spouse Employment Partnership Reaches Milestone

OCT. 25, 2019

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership program now has more than 400 employers as partners, according to officials from DOD's Military Community and Family Policy Office.  

Expanding its support for military spouses, DOD inducted 42 new employers into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on Oct. 22 at its annual New Partner Induction Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. This inductee class also was the largest number of federal partners in MSEP's eight-year history. 

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VA expands Military Spouse Employment Partnership program

October 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is expanding employment opportunities for military spouses departmentwide, as part of its formal induction into the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program.

The career program connects military spouses with more than 390 affiliated employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable jobs.

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Credential, certification program available to Guard come January

By Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

Beginning in January, Army National Guard Soldiers will be eligible to take part in an Army-wide program allowing them to obtain civilian, industry-specific credentials and certifications.

Through the Credentialing Assistance Program, Soldiers can receive additional training or take exams to earn credentials such as Lean Six Sigma, certified logistics technician and a commercial driver license as well as certifications in more than 1,600 other programs.

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Persistent Spouse Unemployment Affects Military Families

By C. Todd Lopez

For many families, a dual-income household is needed to get by, but that's a challenge when one of those earners is a service member.

 The cost of things like education and housing have gone up greatly in the past 50 years, compared to the value of the dollar, meaning things are more expensive now than they were in the past, said Holly Petraeus, the former assistant director for Service member Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, during a panel discussion today at the Brookings Institute in Washington.

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Persistent Spouse Unemployment Affects Military Families

By C. Todd Lopez

For many families, a dual-income household is needed to get by, but that's a challenge when one of those earners is a service member.

 The cost of things like education and housing have gone up greatly in the past 50 years, compared to the value of the dollar, meaning things are more expensive now than they were in the past, said Holly Petraeus, the former assistant director for Service member Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, during a panel discussion today at the Brookings Institute in Washington.

Read more: Persistent Spouse Unemployment Affects Military Families