By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON – Military spouses need only the focused attention of employers to improve hiring for the benefit of both sides, a military family advocate who works for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.
“This is all about finding those spouses and helping those spouses find you,” Laura Dempsey, an Army wife and director of the Chamber’s spouse employment programs, told dozens of business representatives who gathered here for two days of meetings as part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership.
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched the program last summer as part of her “Joining Forces” campaign with First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady spoke about the program when she and the president visited Fort Stewart last month.
The partnership program