The National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) has released its first National Military Spouse Network White Paper, describing the positive impact of military spouse employment and entrepreneurship on military families, detailing the challenges faced by career-minded military spouses and providing a blueprint to address them. With the goal of enabling military spouses to have viable portable careers, the report offers five recommendations for removing the barriers to spouse self-employment to help ensure the fiscal and professional stability of military families, aid in active-military retention, and ease the transition back to civilian life.

“Our goal is to be at the forefront in finding solutions for the crisis of military spouse unemployment, which is one of the primary obstacles to financial security for military families,” said Sue Hoppin, founder and president of NMSN. “Income instability tears at the fabric of family life and our mission is to support families by ensuring spouses can have the careers they want to help support their families through every stage of their service member’s career. Our report provides five key actionable recommendations to institute the most effective, meter-moving results.”

The National Military Spouse Network White Paper, written by David Chrisinger, Director of the Writing Program at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and author of “Public Policy Writing That Matters”, provides solutions that will engage internal and external stakeholders, in both the public and private sector, in moving forward meaningful change. Designed to jump start the conversation, the report will inform a series of four invitation-only roundtable discussions held throughout 2019 to develop and put in place viable solutions to military spouse unemployment. Each of the round tables will focus on one key aspect outlined in the white paper. (CISION PR Newswire, 31st January 2019)

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