Spouses of military members are sometimes overlooked as an employment demographic. In order to aid those whose loved ones are serving the country, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is making a special effort to find additional jobs.
During a recent gathering with business representatives, Laura Dempsey, director of the Chamber's spouse employment program, said that there were challenges for people in this position but that opening lines of communication could help considerably, according to the Armed Forces Press Service.
“A life of service will wreak havoc on a military spouse’s career,” Dempsey told the audience, according to the source. “But luckily for all of us in this room, military spouses are finding clever and creative ways of dealing with it, and they are finding ways to connect through DOD and service organizations to employers like you.”
The Chamber of Commerce is also stepping up effort to increase employment for veterans themselves as well. Through a series of Hiring Our Heroes events, the organization is hoping to get more returning service members hired at firms all over the U.S.