Statistically, military spouses contribute more to family income than their civilian counterparts. As a result, spouse employment issues are critical to military family welfare and reenlistment decisions. Family Centers provide information and referral on employment, education, training, and volunteer opportunities for spouses.
Title 10 US Code, Section 1056, Relocation Assistance Programs, grants authority to provide information on spouse employment as part of DoD Relocation Assistance Program.
Title 10 US Code, Section 1784, Employment Opportunities for Military Spouses, establishes DoD employment preference for military spouses.
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DoD Directive 1400.20, DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
DoD Directive 1400.33, Employment and Volunteer Work of Spouses of Military Personnel.
DoD Instruction 1404.12, Employment of Spouses of Active Duty Military Members Stationed Worldwide.
Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Defense and Department of Labor
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2003 Relocation Assistance Conference, Dallas, TX, May 12-15.
Department of Defense Spouse Employment Conference. April 2002
One Stop Jobs. Provides a listing of the top DoD job sites. The site includes a section on Spouse Preference and helpful links to other federal and commercial sites featuring appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund positions.
DoD Job Search (DJS). DJS features want ads, resume writing, and referral systems geared to transitioning military personnel and their spouses, DoD federal civilian employees, and the spouses of relocating active-duty members.
Married to the Military: The Employment and Earnings of Military Wives Compared with Those of Civilian Wives.
Military Compensation in the Age of Two Income Households: Adding Spouses to the Mix.
Army Employment Readiness.
Air Force Spouse Network.
Stay Navy: Spouse Employment Assistance Program.
Army Spouse Employment Partnership
Work & Careers (myarmylifetoo.com)
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The Military Spouse Entrepreneurial Information Page. This service of the Small Business Administration targets SBA entrepreneurial information to the unique needs of military spouses and offers links to online classes on starting a small business.
USA Jobs. The most complete compilation of Federal Jobs worldwide.
Career Voyages: Career and job options for teens and young adults.
Military Spouse Resource Center
Scholarship/Fellowship News. An informal listing of private and public opportunities organized by date. Updates are posted as new information is made available to MAPCentral.
Scholarships, Tuition Remission and Discounts for Military Spouses.
Military.com Scholarship Search
The Intrepid/Anheuser-Busch Fallen Heroes Fund will provide scholarships to spouses and children of U.S. military and coalition personnel killed during the war in Iraq.
Military Spouses Career Network.