Federal Employees News Digest
VA aims to help military spouses find jobs
- By FEND Staff
- Nov 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this week announced that it has joined a career program that connects military spouses to nearly 400 different employers.
The Board of Veterans’ Appeals said it has joined the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership, which has more than 390 affiliated employers who recruit, hire and promote military spouses.
“By developing skills, knowledge, and abilities that can be used in high-demand industry sectors, military spouses – especially those who face frequent relocations – can achieve employment continuity and increased opportunities for upward career mobility,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, said in a news release.
The MSEP is part of the DOD’s broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, which provides education, career guidance, coaching, licensing and a range of tools aimed at reducing the unemployment rate among experienced by military spouses.
“BVA is committed to delivering better services to veterans and their families, and we understand that military spouses offer unique perspectives that can help us deliver on our promise to care for Veterans.”