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Placement service helps spouses find work

In early January, Sara Headrick met with a consultant at Adecco, a company that helps employers find the right people for their temporary or permanent positions. Within a few weeks, she was working as an interior designer for HKS Architects, an international firm with an office in Washington, D.C.

Virtual Call Centers Want to Hire YOU

When you call Office Depot or Verizon for customer service, you may speak with a home-based agent. Agents often say they like their work, schedules are flexible, and pay ranges from $8 to $16 per hour. Would you like to be one, too?
Army Spouse Employment Partnership Continues to Grow

What is it? Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Kelly Services, RGIS, The TJX Companies, Inc., and Toys "R" US joined 26 other corporations providing employment opportunities and job stability to military spouses. The Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP), a mutually beneficial partnership between the Army and corporate America, provides Army spouses the opportunity to continue careers as they move with their active duty service members. Employers gain access to a talented and diverse workforce.
New Initiative Offers Education, Training Funds for Military Spouses

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates joined Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao today in supporting a new initiative to help military spouses get the education and other credentials needed to pursue careers in high-demand, high-growth occupations.  Gates praised the new Military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative as a "landmark program that will open the doors to our military spouses for more fulfilling careers," even as they relocate regularly due to their loved ones' assignments.

The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced a program to assist Military Spouses and local businesses. Up to $500,000 from federal Workforce Investment Act funds will be granted to Heartland Works Inc. to increase the skills of military spouses in the communities surrounding Fort Riley, Junction City and Manhattan.

Deployment Solution Central

Future military spouses can look forward to a time when their mobility won’t have such an impact on their career. We are beginning to see glimpses of what that new career landscape will hold. In addition to a backdrop that allows for more flexible working conditions its boundaries will be less rigid.
The Fourth Generation

I was in awe the other day as I sat in a room with four generations of military spouses. These women were wise, and that wisdom was earned. Imagine a room that held the experiences of women who supported their servicemen in Vietnam, wives that were a part of the Cold war and the Persian Gulf War, women like myself who began their journey with the conflict in Somalia in the early 90’s and the most recent generation of spouses, “the fourth generation.”
Army Helps Corporate America Recruit Talented Employees Through Innovative Partnership Program

In Fiscal Year 2006, the Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP) corporations hired more than 5,000 spouses, bringing the total number of hires to 16,000 since the program's inception in 2003. The Army continues to help U.S. companies recruit skilled employees while supporting Army Families by helping spouses find rewarding work through ASEP. Currently, there are partnerships between the Army and 26 companies.

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