Many military families find the prospect of job hunting to be one of the most arduous parts of being a member of the military community. Constant PCS transfers makes stability for the family in the workplace something that is often out of reach for spouses, reservists, and even active duty looking for additional income.
According to the Military Officers Association of America, the active duty spouse unemployment rate is higher than 30%. This means that one in every four military spouses is either unemployed or underemployed. Blue Star Families reports that unemployment of military and veteran spouses combined is near 21%. Hiring Our Heroes found that unemployment and underemployment are major challenges for spouses of service members, of which 92% are female. Among military spouses who are employed, 14% of them are working in part-time jobs and half of that part-time group wants full-time work.
This is a disservice to our military families and something that E.C. Barton & Company strives to alleviate through military hires. We welcome all members of our military family to join the E.C. Barton & Company team at one of our 102 locations ranging from Texas to New York.