Military Spouse Employment Initiative

The military spouse unemployment rate (21%) has not significantly changed since 2015.* That’s why USAA, Navy Federal Credit Union, and PenFed have joined forces to tackle military spouse employment through a multi-year effort aimed at understanding specific employment barriers and identifying solutions for long-term spouse employment.

*2021 Active-Duty Spouse Survey


Ready to find success as a career-minded military spouse — even in the face of many challenges the military lifestyle throws your way? With Blue Star Careers, you can achieve your goals by accessing comprehensive career development resources — no matter where your military journey takes you.

USAA, PenFed, and Navy Federal are more concerned than ever about military spouse employment and are joining forces with the help of Blue Star Families. Together, we have formed a strategic alliance to better serve the military community by leveraging our common goals.


Whether you're a military spouse looking for employment opportunities, or an employer exploring ways to find good talent, Blue Star Families is there. Together with our partners, we're building diverse pipelines and boosting the visibility of the military community workforce. It's the perfect blend of research and action that will help you "Rock Your Job!"


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If you are a military spouse seeking employment, an employer interested in learning how to best serve the military-connected community, or if you would like to participate in the multi-year research study on this topic beginning early 2022 please stay in touch with us by filling out the form below:

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Military Spouse Employment Initiative Partners

This alliance of like-minded partners is committed to bringing short- and long-term opportunities to life that address the national issue of military spouse unemployment.

Thank you to our funding partners who help keep the mission going!