BISHOP ENCOURAGES MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT THROUGH PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Nov 15, 2012 Issues: Defense, Family

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, joined Department of Defense leadership, corporate and business leaders, and military spouses at the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership new partner induction ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“As we all know, the current economic environment has left millions of Americans, including many of our nation’s veterans, returning service members, and their spouses out of work,” said Congressman Bishop. “The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is an excellent example of how we can bring together the public and private sectors in an essential way to support the employment of the spouses and families of our nation’s heroes. I am grateful to the new and current partners for taking the initiative to join in this partnership and look forward to the MSEP continuing to tackle this crucial issue.”

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership was launched in 2011 by the Department of Defense in an effort to address employment challenges faced by military spouses. To date, more than 27,000 military spouses have been hired by MSEP’s 129 partners. Yesterday, thirty new partners were inducted, including Georgia-based companies Mail Centers Plus, AloriCares, and Coca Cola.

For a picture of Congressman Bishop speaking at the MSEP induction ceremony, please click here.

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