Concurrent Session
Military Spouses: The Talented Workforce You May Be Missing
Milano Ballroom 3-4
Monday 04/15/2024 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
This interactive session will help employers develop awareness surrounding the unique issues facing military spouses as well as provide attendees with take-away strategies to recruit and retain this dynamic workforce. 

Military spouses face unemployment at a rate 6 to 10 times greater than the general population (between 22% and 38% compared to the national average of 3.6%). At least 1 in 4 are unemployed and an estimated additional 31% are underemployed. At a time when many employers are struggling to find and retain great employees, employers cannot afford to overlook this largely underrepresented, and often highly skilled and educated, population of talented and adaptable individuals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the unique barriers to employment facing military spouses including frequent relocation, deployments, and barriers to licensure.
  • Gain the practical tools necessary to recruit military spouses into your organization.
  • Leave with take-away strategies that can be immediately implemented to help retain military spouses.
Alice Kilborn Riethman, Esq., SHRM-CP Photo
Alice Kilborn Riethman, Esq., SHRM-CP, Employment Attorney & HR Consultant,
Kilborn Riethman Consulting