The recently published a story regarding an initiative between the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network and DirectEmployers Association to help military spouses find employment. Full story is below, or you can find the original online article here.

Mission: Family: New job seeker site offers edge to military spouses

By Karen Jowers – Staff writer

Military spouse job seekers are about to become more visible to a lot more employers.

Starting Oct. 15, about 550 employers — including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies — will have access to the résumés of military spouses who have registered with and uploaded their documents to the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network,

These spouses also have access to an international job bank with more than 745,000 jobs offered by those employers. The job bank is operated by the nonprofit DirectEmployers Association, which is managed and owned by its member companies.

“We’ve just created the largest job bank for military spouses in the country,” said Deb Kloeppel, founder and president of MSCCN. Her 6-year-old nonprofit group has formed a partnership with the DirectEmployers Association.

There is no cost to military spouses and other military-affiliated job seekers, who can also receive personalized employment assistance from MSCCN. The resource is available to military spouses, those transitioning from the military, veterans, war wounded and caregivers of war wounded.

The job bank includes positions ranging from truck drivers and railroad workers to corporate vice president and director jobs, said Bill Warren, executive director of the DirectEmployers Association. These employers “want to connect with military spouses and veterans,” he said.

While spouses can go straight to DirectEmployers’ job bank at, they won’t necessarily be identified as military spouses. By going through the website, spouses can upload their résumés, which allows employers to search for them.

MSCCN staff can help you search efficiently through those 745,000 jobs, provide personal résumé-refreshing tips and offer other job-search assistance.

The association electronically collects jobs every day from employers’ websites, ensuring the jobs listed in their bank are fresh and haven’t yet been filled.

DirectEmployers is also working on a separate program to bring on-board employers near military installations. By early December, spouses will be able to narrow their searches to a particular geographic area, Warren said.

Spouses who want to get help through MSCCN can go to and click on the “Jobseekers” section that is prominently displayed.


Karen Jowers is the wife of a military retiree. E-mail her at

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