Even with all the resources available, the spouse unemployment rate is four to six times the national average, and many barriers keep military spouses from finding their place in the job world.
In January 2020, Mary-Catherine LaBossiere took the leap into entrepreneurship after applying to different positions for a long 7 months and after joining her husband at their current duty station. She started Defy Nutrition after seeing an opportunity to serve her community that had no dietician services and after a list of potential employers called […]
Hundreds of military spouses from across the world logged on to the MilSpouseFest virtual event on October 5, 2021 that focused on military spouse careers and employment. Presented by USAA, the event had a full agenda of speakers and giveaways. Krista Wells, the keynote speaker. “I want it to sink in that you are already […]
Navy veteran Cyndi Hill and her active duty Navy spouse Jeremy were always crafty, but their hobby became a full-fledged business with Stick With Me, LLC. Cyndi served 10 years in the US Navy from 1989 to 1999. Now, she is an empty nester and active volunteer with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Her husband, […]
After many PCS moves, overseas duty stations, deployments, and unexpected changes that come with military life, Kristen Groves decided in 2018 that it was time to carve out a business that would work for her. Kristen met her husband while he was in entry-level training for the Army and she was in a fine arts […]
The Series on MilSpouse Owned Small Businesses Like other navy spouses, Heather Lantier found that finding a full time, satisfying career elusive. Her passion for creativity and sewing became her career with her Etsy shop, Dreadnought Designs, LLC. Born and raised in Southern California, Heather never planned on leaving her home state until she married […]