Another 34 Companies Pledge to Hire More Military Spouses

May 17, 2012

More private sector companies have pledged to hire military spouses through a year-old government program.

The Defense Department's Military Spouse Employment Partnership will add 34 private sector companies to the 96 current employment partners that have pledged to hire more military spouses.

The partnership began in June 2011 as part of Michelle Obama and Jill Biden's military family service initiative Joining Forces, and 22,000 military spouses have been hired at participating companies since the partnership began, according to a press release.

In a conference call Thursday, Rob Gordon, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for military community and family policy, said the additional companies will be looking to hire for positions that "are quite career-focused" and they will have personnel dedicated to making sure spouses will be hired and reported. 

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