MILITARY SPOUSE PLEDGE

ABOUT THE MILITARY SPOUSE PLEDGE

LET'S FIX THE PROBLEM

Underemployment and unemployment rates for military spouses are significantly higher than civilians’ and have been for a long time. One of the barriers preventing this problem from being acknowledged, understood, and addressed earlier was a lack of data to supporting.

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce (WVCC) Military Spouse Pledge was established to lower these rates by partnering with corporations and hiring entities. The partnership is a visible way for companies to show their commitment to supporting military spouses with regards to employment. This year, the partners inducted signed this commitment.

WHY TAKE THE MILITARY SPOUSE PLEDGE  

The Military Spouse Hiring Pledge is deliberately designed to target employers not being served by existing resources and programs. While several local and statewide initiatives exist to improve employment outcomes for military veterans, the population of current service members and their families have been largely overlooked.

The WVCC is able to provide educational programming to participating employers to provide technical guidance on issues relating to recruitment, assessment, onboarding, and retention of military spouses.

HELP FILL THE GAP

The Military Spouse Hiring Pledge fills a gap of resources for military spouses, engaging with small, medium, and large businesses based in Wisconsin as well as spouses of National Guard or Reserve service members residing in Wisconsin.

The Military Spouse Hiring Pledge serves a population not currently included in services and outcomes provided to Wisconsin military service members or employers.

 

SHARE THE PROGRAM

Success of the Military Spouse Hiring Pledge will be based on the number of participating businesses utilizing educational content and membership benefits offered by the WVCC along with improved employment outcomes for military spouses in Wisconsin.

We expect businesses to increase the number of military spouses recruited and retained in their workplace as a result of their participation in this initiative. For any program to survive and thrive, it must provide value and be utilized.

Increasing awareness of this pledge and participating business actions to attract, hire, and retain military spouses will inspire more businesses to take the pledge and more spouses will benefit.

Take the Pledge!

Thanks for taking the Military Spouse Pledge! A WVCC staff member will be in touch with you in a few days.
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