White House, DOD Salute Companies’ Commitment to Hire Military Spouses

Posted October 21, 2016 at 9:54am

The U.S. Air Force reports that “employers who hire military spouses are doing the right thing for their businesses — and for the country, speakers at a Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership event said this week.”

“White House and Defense Department officials, business representatives and military spouses were among those who attended the Oct. 17 induction of 50 employers to the MSEP program — the largest induction class since the initiative was launched five years ago.”

“By hiring military spouses, employers are promoting stability in military families, which increases the readiness of the force, said Todd A. Weiler, the assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs.”

“‘You’re getting a loyal and committed workforce, and we’re getting a more stable, a more predictable, a less stressful environment for our families,’ he told the employers.”