This post was authored by Carl Hubbard an HR Undergraduate Program intern.
It’s hard to believe that just eight months ago, from my little apartment in Florence, Italy, I was clicking through the electronic paperwork for the offer I had just received from Cisco. I was going to be an incoming intern for the HR Undergraduate Program (HRUP) during the Summer 2020 season – and I could not have been more excited.
On a recent cloudy Saturday morning, the pathway to Georgetown’s iconic Healy Hall was brightly peppered with colorful balloons and welcoming shouts of “We’re so glad you’re here!” This was Georgetown University’s 7th annual OWN IT Summit, a student-run event aimed at connecting millennial students with female leaders through compelling conversation, workshopping and panel discussions.
Military spouses (92% of whom are female) face unemployment rates of 24%—six times higher than the current rate for all adult women. And female spouses of active duty service members on average generate 37% less income than civilian spouses.
Why do military spouses incur such a financial penalty? And what can be done to change this situation for the better?
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Encouraging diversity isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s a competitive imperative in markets like San Diego, where some suggest a 3% unemployment rate is “virtually zero” for tech talent.
As tech companies compete within the same pool of job candidates, it’s imperative to expand the number of qualified individuals. And bringing more diverse people into the talent pool often requires going above and beyond.
To accelerate the interviewing and hiring of veterans and military spouses across the United States, veteran-founded Booz Allen has joined the Salesforce Military Alliance.
Through the program, military service members and their spouses get free, self-paced technical training via Trailhead, Salesforce’s online learning platform, and Salesforce partners and customers commit to conducting job interviews for all participants who complete the training program.