Job & Economic Security

Military spouse unemployment and underemployment are persistent concerns within the military community and are now a threat to military readiness and national security.

Discover ways to change military spouse employment outcomes below:

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The 4+1 Commitment

For decades, military spouses have endured an unemployment rate of 20% or higher. This crisis has significant implications for our nation’s All-Volunteer Force. Organizations can adopt the 4+1 Commitment to address these concerns and keep military spouses gainfully employed.

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Blue Star Careers

Despite the many challenges the military lifestyle may bring, finding success as a career-minded military spouse is possible. Together with our partners, we're building diverse pipelines and boosting the visibility of the military community workforce.

The Do Your Part coalition is led by Blue Star Families with support from Craig Newmark and craig newmark philanthropies.

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