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Good News For Military Spouses Stationed In Far East

If you have ever been stationed overseas with your service member, you know how difficult it can be to find a good job, and to continue your career. That is why this new initiative in the Far East will be amazing for military spouses.

Often times, military spouses have to choose to stay back in the US when their service members gets orders to the far east regions on an overseas assignment. They want to continue in their careers, and don’t want to have to worry about not being able to find a job.

This new military spouse hiring initiative, lead by Stephanie Nishimori, allows military spouses to meet one-on-one with a local HR rep to review their qualifications, and to receive feedback and guidance on their career. Nishimori is a military spouse herself, and is a Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) HR Assistant.

Families are usually stationed for two years (sometimes longer) in the far east regions and that can be a long time to step away from a career, even if the reason was because of the move. This new initiative can streamline the process of military spouses being prioritized for jobs based on spousal preference and will ensure that spouses have the right qualifications for any potential job opportunities.

Spouses will be able to go in and talk with the local HR reps, and get feedback on their resumes. Their resumes will also be sent to HR specialists that have available positions that would be right for the spouse. This will all help military spouses get hired faster and allow more spouses to be able to focus on their own careers while overseas.

In addition to allowing military spouses to continue their careers overseas, this will also help them to keep their military spouse preference and help them stay within the government hiring system, which is important for a long-term career plan.

With more programs such as this one, going overseas doesn’t have to take a military spouse out of their career, or put them in a position where they have to stay behind. This will be a good thing for military families and allow them to have a better military life experience.

You can read more information about this initiative here.


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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, and blogger. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.