Military Spouses an Untapped Employment Resource

first_imgTo learn more about this job-ready workforce solution, please contact the Chamber at 360.357.3362. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Thurston County ChamberEvery business owner and manager knows (or they should!) that their workforce is their single greatest asset.  The Thurston County Chamber is committed to helping businesses connect with resources to build and maintain a strong workforce. According to the Department of Defense, although 85% of military spouses want or need to work, 1 in 4 are unemployed. The Chamber is working to connect employers in our community with this highly-qualified, yet largely-untapped talent pool. Providing employment opportunities for military spouses helps your business meet its human capital goals while improving the quality of life for a military family. The Thurston County Chamber is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services may be available upon request to persons with disabilities.  Funds made available through the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and Consortium. The number of military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Base Lewis McChord has grown significantly in the past 10 years. From 2003-2010 employment increased by 40,000 and that number continues to grow.  As a result there has also been an influx of military spouses, many looking for work. Due to the unique demands of military life, spouses frequently bring skills sets that can strengthen your team. These include:Ability to adapt to changeSkillful stress managementAptitude for multi-asking & problem solvingDiverse backgroundBroad range of experienceslast_img

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