By: Susan Fallon Brown, VP Global Strategy and Business Development, Monster and Military.com
May 6, 2019
It’s no secret—the current labor market is stronger than it has been in years. Employers are in hot pursuit of the right fit for their open positions but may be overlooking one of our most capable and untapped talent communities: military spouses.
Military spouses represent an incredible depth of technical skills and capabilities and bring to the table an added level of diversity, resiliency, determination, focus and leadership skills—all of which can help accelerate an organization’s ability to meet its business goals and objectives.
Unfortunately, as documented in recent studies from Blue Star Families and the US Chamber of Commerce, military spouses are unemployed at four times the national unemployment rate.
Even more of these spouses are underemployed—working in part-time or seasonal jobs while seeking a full-time role, accepting positions that require less skill or responsibility than previous roles, or being hired into jobs those that don’t fully utilize their education or experience.
At Monster and Military.com, we spend a lot of time connecting with veterans and their families to discuss employment opportunities and career challenges.