Concord, Mass., Oct. 26, 2021, reacHIRE today announced it will join the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) in a virtual ceremony, along with 45 additional new partners to MSEP – bringing the total number of employers to 544.
MSEP connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who commit to recruit, hire, promote, and retain military spouses. Since its inception in 2011, MSEP employers have hired more than 200,000 military spouses.
The induction ceremony will feature Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, who is scheduled to provide welcome remarks. When it launched, MSEP was part of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative. The MSEP continues to be a key element of the Joining Forces initiative to increase economic opportunity and mobility for military families.
“It is an honor for reacHIRE to join such an esteemed group of companies in the Military Spouses Employment Partnership,” said Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE. “Transitioning from military service to a civilian career can be challenging, and changes in duty stations, deployments, and transfers also often lead to extended career breaks for spouses and partners of service members. We are eager to help service members and their families rejoin the corporate world through exciting return-to-work opportunities at top companies.”
reacHIRE transforms how top companies find, engage, and retain diverse talent. Partnering with industry leaders such as, Fidelity, Wayfair, T-Mobile, and Lionbridge, reacHIRE’s Returnship programs provide access to hidden talent pools of experienced professionals ready to make a positive impact following a career break. reacHIRE provides Returners with end-to-end support throughout their return-to-work journey, providing dedicated, personal support, robust training that continues through the length of the program, and a peer community of other returning professionals to journey alongside
Join reacHIRE in celebrating its induction and the 10-year anniversary of MSEP by following Military OneSource and SECO on Facebook. Watch the 2021 MSEP Annual Event Welcome Remarks and Induction Ceremony livestream at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 26.
About Spouse Education and Career Opportunities
The MSEP initiative is part of DOD’s broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program. The department established the SECO program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering free, comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections. This program also offers free career coaching services six days a week.
reacHIRE puts action behind company gender diversity goals and creates meaningful career opportunities for experienced professionals who are looking to rejoin the workforce after a career break. Through team-based Returnship programs tailored to meet a company’s culture and business needs, reacHIRE delivers an industry-leading retention rate for its Return-to-Work programs. reacHIRE’s Aurora platform also helps companies drive engagement, belonging, and retention of their female talent. For more information about reacHIRE programs, please visit www.reachire.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.