DOL Increases Support for Transitioning Military SpousesUpdated May 24, 2021 News
The U.S. Department of Labor has launched five additional pilot workshops to support military spouses in meeting their employment and career goals.
Offered by the department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the workshops help military spouses’ in their job search planning and preparation. The five workshops – Federal Hiring, Interview Skills, Salary Negotiations, LinkedIn Profiles and LinkedIn Job Search – are part of VETS’ Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses’ curriculum.
The department is offering the workshops virtually through May 21 at several times of day to provide flexible and convenient options for military spouses stationed worldwide. Open to spouses of transitioning service members, the workshops are free to attend.
VETS will also offer the pilot workshops in a live classroom setting at the newly opened Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center in Kentucky from May 25 to 27. To register for these live workshops, call 270-412-1720.
“Military spouses in transition face obstacles to securing good jobs,” said Transition Assistance Program Director Tim Winter. “The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service is determined to equip these spouses with the understanding and confidence they need to be successful.”
VETS’ Transition Assistance Program is a cooperative effort with the departments of Defense, Education, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, the Small Business Administration and the Office of Personnel Management. TAP provides information, tools and training to service members and their spouses as they prepare to return to civilian life. Approximately 200,000 men and women transition from U.S. military service to civilian life annually.