Senior Director of the HOH Military Spouse Program Elizabeth O’Brien and Deputy Director of the HOH Military Spouse Program Anna Christen join HOH’s Senior Manager of Communications and Marketing Andrea Hutchins to take a ride for another episode of our Toyota-powered “Car-cast.”
Thanks to the support of our partners, there are some exciting things happening with the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program this year.
Listen in as the team hits the road ahead of our Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council meeting in Dallas to discuss all of the opportunities ahead and learn how you can get involved.
Top Takeaways from “Military Spouse Program Hits the Road”
1. The Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council is a diverse group of representatives from businesses across the country that are vested in military spouse hiring which meets quarterly.
“We want to hear the challenges that they’re experiencing on the employment side. We want to make sure that we are working in lockstep with them to create solutions, and oftentimes they are at the forefront of innovation and creative solutions.” – Elizabeth O’Brien, Senior Director of the Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes
2. The 50 Military Spouse Professional Networks provide a soft landing spot for the 20,000 military spouses looking for employment opportunities and professional development in new locations.
“Regardless of your personality type, that group is there to help facilitate those connections that, without that group, would otherwise take months or even years to facilitate.” – Anna Christen, Deputy Director of the Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes
3. The Military Spouse Program will be announcing additional cities as Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones and expanding the six-week Corporate Fellowship Program to new locations this year.
“I firmly believe these learn-and-earn opportunities are the solutions for military spouse unemployment.” – Elizabeth O’Brien, Senior Director of the Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes