If you are a military spouse, you may have faced more than a few obstacles in finding a job that provides the flexibility, longevity, and portability needed to fit your family’s military lifestyle. The constant transitions, added burdens, and the emotional ups and downs of being married to a service member can be hard.
While being a military family member may seem to make finding and maintaining employment difficult, the good news is that the nature of the workforce is changing. The advent of technology and the popularity of outsourcing has only increased the number of virtual and portable opportunities that are available for military spouses with businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Hirepurpose is happy to partner with a number of great companies that see the immense value that military spouses have to offer. If you are a motivated military spouse who is looking for a flexible, alternative schedule, part-time, virtual, temporary or work-from-home position that fits the demands of being the “better half” in a relationship with a military service member, then check out these five amazing employers listed below.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas, and Florida.
Hospital Corporation of America is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent-care facilities in 20 states.
Veterans, family members, and military spouses should definitely explore the hundreds of roles available with Kellogg Company. Kellogg Company is a food products company that is well-known for its commitment to those who have served in our armed forces. The company is looking for individuals with communication, leadership, negotiation, problem-solving, and at least intermediate technology skills.
Walgreens, one of the nation’s top pharmacies and wellness and beauty companies, is actively looking military spouses, veterans, and military service members to become pharmacy technicians. The company also offers the W-Vets Business Resource Group: a grassroots network of current Walgreens team members.
Avis Budget Group directly operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. The company boasts a staff of 30,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. They are hiring for a wide variety of roles and because they have locations throughout the country, portability is possible for many employees which is great when you are facing another PCS move.
NEWPORT — The explosion and sinking of the ship in 1943 claimed at least 1,138 lives, and while the sea swallowed the bones there were people, too, who also worked to shroud the bodies.
The sinking of the H.M.T. Rohna was the greatest loss of life at sea by enemy action in the history of U.S. war, but the British Admiralty demanded silence from the survivors and the tragedy was immediately classified by the U.S. War Department.
Michael Walsh of Newport is working to bring the story of the Rohna to the surface with a documentary film, which includes interviews with some of the survivors of the attack. Walsh has interviewed about 45 men who were aboard the ship when it was hit.
Editor's note: this story originally appeared in 2018
How you die matters. Ten years ago, on Memorial Day, I was in Fallujah, serving a year-long tour on the staff and conducting vehicle patrols between Abu Ghraib and Ramadi. That day I attended a memorial service in the field. It was just one of many held that year in Iraq, and one of the countless I witnessed over my 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Like many military veterans, Memorial Day is not abstract to me. It is personal; a moment when we remember our friends. A day, as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “sacred to memories of love and grief and heroic youth."