New effort to hire military spouses

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4 April 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama announced a major commitment by forward looking businesses launching an ambitious new effort to deliver more than 15,000 jobs to military spouses and veterans in the coming years. This new effort will help deliver jobs that are physically located near bases, as well as thousands of highly sought-after at-home employment opportunities to military families across the country. 

Military families are 10 times more likely to move across state lines than civilian families. Home based jobs are especially valuable for military families because they can move with military spouses as they relocate from base to base across the country, accommodate flexible work hours, enable spouses who care for children or elderly parents to work from home, and give home-bound veterans with disabilities new opportunities to have a fulfilling job. Athome jobs with flexible work schedules can also lead to better work life balance, and extend job opportunities into communities often left behind.

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