In the Works: Tips for spouses in changing labor market

By Daniel Danzo
Special to GUIDON

Military spouses are a vital part of the Army Family and Army Community Services wants to provide every opportunity to seek and find employment on or off post. Unfortunately, it’s a changing labor market.  There are not as many federal jobs available as there had been. Job seekers are then forced to look outside the gates for jobs, thus shrinking the labor market in the local areas.

What can a military spouse do to obtain viable and gainful employment in an ever-changing labor market?

One avenue to gaining federal employment is by utilizing special hiring programs and authorities. One hiring authority is Presidential Executive Order 13473 to assist spouses, who PCS with their active-duty sponsor, with gaining employment with DOD/DA agencies.

Also, if the spouse has a subject matter expertise, they can be enrolled in the Military Spouse…     Read More...