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Laura Bailey didn't expect to represent the thousands of spouses affiliated with Fort Carson March 21 at the Military Spouse Employment Program Pikes Peak Regional Induction and Signing Ceremony held at the Elkhorn Conference Center

Frequent permanent change of station moves make finding and keeping a job a challenge for military spouses.

Moving is a stressful time for any family, but when your spouse is in the military it becomes even more complex

WASHINGTON (Feb. 16, 2012) -- Alongside the nation's top defense officials, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, unveiled a new report yesterday that spotlights military spouses' employment challenges and aims to remove barriers for the thousands of spouses with occupational licenses.

Officials are hoping efforts to address military spouses’ ongoing issues with obtaining occupational licenses after a move will help to remove career barriers and reduce an unemployment rate that’s consistently higher than that of their civilian-life counterparts.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the fourth pillar of its Hiring Our Heroes initiative today a the Military Spouse Career Forum.


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