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Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The national unemployment rate is around 7 percent, but it is much higher among military spouses who have to change jobs frequently because of moves. A Pentagon program called the Military Spouse Employment Partnership was started three years ago to help unemployed military spouses find jobs has surpassed its goals, connecting more than 60,000 military spouses with 220 private- and public-sector partners, including Fortune 500 companies. Meg O'Grady, a senior program analyst in the Pentagon's Office of Family Policy and Children...

MyCAA Helps Military Spouses Jump Start Careers

The plight of the military spouse has received a great deal of attention these past several months. Everyone from Jill Biden and the First Lady to corporate spokespeople have been weighing in with their prescription for military spouse employment. One often overlooked resource is a military benefit called Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts, which offers up to $4,000 toward an associate degree, certification or licensure program in a “portable degree field” for a military spouse. Unfortunately, the MyCAA program...

Great Online Degree Options for Transitioning Service Members or Military Spouses

You’ve sacrificed for your country, traveled to places beyond your imagination and dedicated your life to your job. And now you’ve decided that it’s time to make a change. Perhaps education is part of your plan, but you know that you will need to work, care for your growing family and go to school in order to make it happen. It’s a scheduling challenge, to be sure, but it’s not impossible. Exactly how is this supposed to work, you may be wondering? Two words: Online Education. An online degree program gives you the structure...

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