May is Military Appreciation Month and an important part of this appreciation appropriately goes out to our dedicated military spouses. 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.
FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation and one of the world’s leading provider of small-package ground delivery service, has open package handler opportunities in locations across the country. The package handling position offers schedule flexibility, low barrier to entry, the ability to transfer upon relocation, and great benefits, making it a perfect fit for for military family members. FedEx has appeared on Fortune Magazine’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies, 100 Best Companies to Work For, and World’s Most Admired Companies for many years running. The company maintains many employee advancement initiatives, a generous promote-within policy and has an extensive tuition assistance program.
Military husbands and wives who possess business management, travel administration, information technology, and event planning expertise and experience will want to explore the many virtual positions with American Express Global Business Travel, America’s leading provider of business travel services. American Express is known for its friendly culture and focus on engaging military spouses. From recruiter to information systems engineer to corporate travel counselor, these roles provide the opportunity to work from home in high-level positions for a company with a significant track record of excellence in service. Most openings require experience and at least a bachelor’s degree and some require your home office to be located within a specific geographic area. With a commitment to diversity and employee advancement, American Express Global Business Travel is a great organization that is providing the opportunity for military family members to pursue flexible, portable careers in a the growing travel industry.
Enterprise Holdings, the largest transportation provider in the world, was founded by a Navy veteran and continues to recruit from the military community. It has recently become a part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, a collaboration between employers and the Department of Defense support military spouses with professional career development and employment search services. In addition to work-from-home, customer-service positions, Enterprise has locations all over the globe, which represents the possibility for spouses to transfer when their military family member gets orders. Enterprise’s management trainee program allows motivated individuals to learn all aspects of the business and advance within the company quickly and effectively. If you are a military spouse or veteran with good communication skills, an outgoing personality and the desire to learn, Enterprise is definitely worth a look.
For those military spouses with a background in healthcare, administration or customer service, Anthem, Inc., has thousands of roles open right now. Anthem is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune Magazine and received the 2016 Military Friendly Employer designation. Many roles offer the option to work from home or flexibility in where work is done. Some require travel within specific territories. From entry-level to executive management, there is something for spouses of all educational backgrounds and experiences. Nurses, data scientists, and bilingual candidates are in high demand here.
Another exceptionally military-friendly company that operates within the health and wellness space is CVS Health. CVS Health has been recognized as one of the leading employers of military, veterans, and their families by organizations such as DiversityInc, the Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the secretary of Defense. CVS currently has a number of work-from-home, customer-service opportunities as well as partnerships with universities around the country to provide internships for bachelor and master-level students in the areas of retail and business management. Its pharmacy technician trainee program provides additional opportunity for military spouses, family members, or transitioning veterans to gain valuable skills and experience in a high-demand field that can travel from duty station to duty station.