Helping Military Spouses Plan Their Careers and Build Their Networks
The unemployment rate for military spouses is about 26%, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (June 2011). That is more than triple the unemployment rate for the general labor force.
Military spouses face an average of eight moves over a servicemembers' career and in the past 10 years, the average military spouse has had 24-36 months of separation from their spouse. Imagine the challenges of building a career as a military spouse!
The Center for Women in Business is committed to helping military spouses develop professionally. CWB has teamed up with the Hiring Our Heroes' Military Spouse Business Alliance (MSBA). The goal of MSBA is simple: allow spouses to pursue their dreams, instead of spending their lives trying to catch up to their peers.
Together CWB and MSBA give military spouses practical advice to guide them through career planning and put them in touch with people who are invested in helping them through joint networking and mentoring events.