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Hire Heroes USA Making Strides in Helping Military Spouses Find Employment

Hire Heroes USA, the premier nonprofit providing free job search assistance to U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses, is celebrating military spouses with a new campaign benefitting the organization’s career assistance programs, including its growing Serving Spouses℠ program. The America’s MVPs campaign launched this week and will conclude on May 10, Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Campaign donations will support Hire Heroes USA’s free career programs for veterans and military spouses.

The unemployment rate for military spouses is four times the national average and 56% of military spouses identify as unemployed or underemployed despite having higher education than most civilian employees. Frequent changes in duty station, gaps in employment, and certifications that don’t transfer across state lines are just a few of the barriers military spouses encounter when seeking employment.

“Military spouses serve this country in their own, very important way,” says Christopher Plamp, chief executive officer of Hire Heroes USA. “These men and women deserve all the support we can provide to ensure that they have meaningful employment during and after their service to our country as a military spouse. Serving Spouses has become an integral part of our mission and we are helping more spouses than ever before.”

In addition to providing its core one-on-one career assistance services, Hire Heroes USA has planned a series of events to serve military spouses this year. On May 1 Hire Heroes USA hosted a panel discussion focused on military spouse employment, featuring military spouse panelists and representatives from partner employers and organizations. Upcoming events for military spouses this year are below: 

  • June 6: Serving Spouses Webinar on Conquering Networking and LinkedIn as a Military Spouse
  • June 25: Serving Spouses Virtual Federal Transition Workshop for military spouses interested in landing federal positions
  • July 9: Serving Spouses Virtual Career Transition Workshop which will teach military spouses how to navigate the job search process

Since the inception of Hire Heroes USA’s Serving Spouses program in 2018, the organization has helped nearly 1,900 military spouses find meaningful employment. For more information about Hire Heroes USA’s programs and services for military spouses, or to support the campaign visit hireheroesusa.org.

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About Hire Heroes USA: 
Hire Heroes USA is the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of underemployment and unemployment among veterans. Funding for the nonprofit’s services is exclusively through private grants and public donations. Hire Heroes USA has earned 
Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a fourth consecutive year and it also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. For more information about our mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, visit hireheroesusa.org and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

 

 

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