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Senate bill would help military spouses land federal jobs, target other employment hurdles
2/7/2018

 

MILITARY TIMES --- A Senate bill introduced Tuesday aims to reduce military spouse unemployment by addressing persistent issues surrounding frequent moves, federal hiring practices and child care availability. While many of the provisions of the bill call for further study of perennial problems for spouses, some aspects could could offer solutions sooner, if the bill becomes law. It's difficult to quantify the rate of unemployment among military spouses, but a number of surveys have estimated it to be "between 12 to 25 percent, which is 3 to 6 or 7 times higher than the national average," said the bill's author, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and co-chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus.

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Senate bill would help military spouses land federal jobs, target other employment hurdles