Wednesday 1st of December 2021

Follow Us

Breaking News

First Lady Calls Military Spouse Employment a National Security Imperative

 Washingtn,FASTMAIL - As the Military Spouse Employment Partnership turns 10 years old, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden said military spouse employment is a national security imperative.

 Speaking today at the virtual 2021 Annual Official Opening Event and New Partner Induction Ceremony, Biden emphasized the importance of how 45 new partners — businesses, organizations and federal agencies — are joining MSEP's existing 500 partners to support military spouses who are searching for employment.

 Recently, she said, her Joining Forces initiative and the National Security Council released a report on the Biden-Harris administration's government-wide commitment to those who also served: military and veteran families, caregivers and survivors, and it is called Strengthening America's Military Families.

 "In it, we've outlined the status of military spouse employment," she said. "The statistics are concerning. Almost 40% of military families said that they have considered leaving active-duty service because of challenges with spouse employment."

 Biden thanked the MSEP partners who have stepped up in the past 10 years to employ nearly 200,000 spouses to find work.

 "Our goal is to work with [partners] in and out of government to create more flexible, transferable and remote job opportunities for military spouses, and support those spouses who want to start their own businesses. [If] we truly want to make progress, we need to retain the spouses and allow them to build careers and your businesses," she noted.

 

 

  The strength of the Defense Department's total force is directly related to the strength and stability of its military families, Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said.

 "That stability often comes from our military spouses having access to quality employment and opportunities, like business ownership, career counseling and education," he said. "The retention of qualified service members is essential to mission readiness. When military spouses are satisfied with their career and employment options, they are much more likely to support their service members’ continued service."

 Cisneros asked MSEP partners to help the partnership spread the word to their fellow businesses, organizations and agencies to help military spouses gain the employment they deserve. "The department’s commitment to military spouses remains a top priority," he said. "We want to empower them to live their best military life, leading to a better future for military families and the nation they serve."

 "By choosing to become an MSEP partner, you have made a valuable decision that connects you to the military spouse, community and the diverse skills they offer," Patricia Montes Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, told the newly inducted partners.

 The DOD is committed to military spouses with programs that offer career exploration, education and training, employment readiness, support and employment connections, Barron said, adding that there are nearly 1 million spouses in the global military community.

 "Our MSEP partners and I have something in common," she said. "We both recognize the high degree of talent our military spouses offer employers. We see personal characteristics that translate into the kind of people we want to work and grow with characteristics like adaptability, resilience, loyalty and a willingness to work as hard as it takes to get the job done. Through this partnership, we truly are stronger together."

 The virtual event for new and long-time MSEP partners features special presentations, sessions and networking opportunities.

Related U.S. News News

3 killed, 8 wounded in Michigan high school shooting

 (FM) -Three teenagers were killed and eight other people wounded in a shooting on Tuesday at Oxford High School in suburban Oakland County, about 45 miles north of Detroit, Michigan. The three killed were a 16-year-old boy and two girls aged 14 and 17. The eight wounded, including a teacher, h....

The United States Condemns the Houthi Detention of Yemeni Staff of the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a and Breach of Embassy Compound

 (FASTMAIL) - The United States condemns the Houthis’ detention and mistreatment of dozens of Yemeni citizens and their family members simply because they have worked for the United States in Sana’a in a caretaker capacity since the U.S. Embassy there suspended operations in 2015.&n....

United States Condemns Violence Against Peaceful Protesters in Sudan

 Washington,FASTMAIL -The United States strongly condemns the violent crackdown by security forces against peaceful protesters on November 17, which resulted in at least 15 deaths and scores of injuries.  We express our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.  This ....

US designates Pakistan and China as countries of particular concern for violation of religious freedom

 WASHINGTON:The United States has designated several nations, including Pakistan, China, Iran, North Korea and Myanmar as countries of particular concern for violation of religious freedom. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also announced to place Algeria, Comoros, Cuba, and Nicaragua on a S....

The United States deeply concerned over intensive fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan

 Washington,FASTMAIL - The United States is deeply concerned about reports?of intensive fighting today between Armenia and Azerbaijan.?We urge both sides to take immediate concrete steps to reduce tensions and avoid further escalation. ?We also call on the sides to engage directly and construct....

Links
Contact
Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
fastmail@yahoo.com
For Ads :
fastmailads@gmail.com
Ph : (+91)6764295999
Contact Us
© 2021 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.