Military Spouse

Military Spouses Advance Careers Through Booz Allen, Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship

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Despite the national unemployment rate of 4%, military spouses have a rate of unemployment more than six times that much—approximately 26%. Booz Allen has teamed up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program to help military spouses gain meaningful employment around the country.

Booz Allen Committed to Military Spouse Careers, Sponsors 100 Fellowships

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How is today’s military community changing—and what does this mean for the career growth and mobility of military spouses? How can community connections on and off the base support military spouse career growth and mobility?

Booz Allen joined other industry and government leaders in this space to explore these questions and more at the third annual Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Summit and Inaugural Military Spouse Impact Awards Dinner, of which the firm is a platinum sponsor.

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Booz Allen Plays Career Matchmaker for Military Spouses

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Military spouses are the backbone of military families. Studies show that supporting military spouse employment and closing the military spouse un/underemployment gap not only strengthens our nation’s economy, but also improves military readiness.

But for military spouses who want to work outside the home, the frequent relocations common to military life can seem an insurmountable barrier to building and maintaining a career. As a result, many military spouses find themselves unemployed or underemployed.

Booz Allen Hamilton Receives Military Spouse Employment Award

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Management consulting and technology firm Booz Allen Hamilton was honored with the USAA Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award,USAA Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award,USAA Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award by Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S.  Chamber of Commerce, on November 1. The award is given for “demonstrated hiring and support of military spouses in their search for meaningful employment in the private sector.” Booz Allen also received the award in 2012.

Comcast Named Top Military Spouse Friendly Employer

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Military Spouse magazine released its annual Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Employers’ list, and Comcast NBCUniversal is number one overall in 2017.

This recognition comes following the December 8 announcement that G.I. Jobs magazine ranked Comcast NBCUniversal number four on its 2017 Military Friendly Employer list, and continues to prove that the company’s focus on increased support and hiring of the military community has not gone unnoticed.

Watch Online: The Rise of the Military Spouse Career - More Than Just a Job

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For military spouses who want to work, many pursue positions that are mobile and transferable, such as child care or retail sales, despite having the qualifications and desire to pursue careers in other industries. As a result, many military spouses find themselves unemployed or underemployed.

Booz Allen Hamilton Ranked #2 on Top Military-Friendly® Employer List

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Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has again ranked among GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers, this year rising to second place on the prestigious list.  The Top 100 Military-Friendly® Employers list is measured on annual hiring of post-9/11 service members, and distinguishes those companies with “exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses.”

New Networking Group Expands CBRE’s Engagement with Military Experienced Professionals

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Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Group, Inc. has added CBRE Military to the lineup of networking groups serving its more than 23,000 employees across the U.S. The group’s mission is to bridge the gap between military life and the corporate world for current and prospective employees with military experience.

CBRE Named To Victory Media’s 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers List

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Los Angeles, CA, November 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has earned the #53 spot on the 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers list and designation as a Military Spouse Friendly Employer®by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. This is the fourth year in a row CBRE has been recognized by Victory Media for its military friendly practices. 

Military Spouse Summit: When One Member Joins, the Whole Family Serves

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“When one member joins, the whole family serves.” There is no statement more true for the mostly women and a few good men that we’ve met at the Military.com Spouse Summit in D.C. this week. This strong group of military spouses, caregivers and advocates are truly inspiring ---true heroes.  

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