Six months after Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence celebrated San Antonio’s Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone, she’s back in the Lone Star State highlighting the challenges that military spouses face in securing gainful employment and praising Hiring Our Heroes’ programs to reduce military spouse unemployment rates.
Pence was the special guest at the Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) Designation Ceremony for the State of Texas, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Wednesday.
“I commend the collaboration between Hiring Our Heroes, the state of Texas, and the public, private, and non-profit sectors to develop workforce solutions for military spouses,” Pence said. “Military spouses are well-educated, hardworking, flexible, reliable, and loyal. They are the kind of workers we want in the workforce. Employers who hire military spouses benefit from their tremendous talent and breadth of experience.”
This statewide Texas MSEEZ will continue to build on the success that military spouse employment programs have had in San Antonio and El Paso.