Companies Commit to Flexible Jobs for Military Spouses, Veterans
April 4, 2012
A new Obama administration initiative aims to provide more flexible, portable employment for military spouses and veterans through partnerships with 11 customer service, health care and telecommunications companies.
The effort, launched through first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative, makes an estimated 15,000 new jobs available near military bases, specifically targeting service members' families who must frequently move.
"We're trying to meet these spouses where they are," Obama said during a conference call Wednesday. "These jobs give them the kind of flexibility and portability that they need to succeed."