AmeriForce Media, a veteran-owned print and media company, was recently appointed as a partner with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program for its commitment to recruit, hire and retain military spouses in jobs that provide lasting and meaningful career opportunities.
The country’s strong focus on hiring veterans has undoubtedly lowered the unemployment rate of U.S. veterans, while employers continue to target another challenge. Military spouses are among the most educated demographics in the country, but face a 24% unemployment rate and a 25% wage gap compared to their civilian counterparts. For over 20 years, AmeriForce Media has committed to build on its reputation as a military-friendly company by sourcing talent from within the military community, including writers, photographers, videographers, and editors.
“Trends within the spouse demographic show that portability and flexibility work with the components of military life, so our team increased opportunities and compensation across our media portfolio,” Bianca Strzalkowski, Managing Editor, said. “I know first-hand as a military spouse there is nothing more defeating than having a specific skill with little opportunity for career growth due to my family’s geographic location or demands due to my husband’s service. We must invest in our community and create viable income streams for military spouses and utilize our position with MSEP to elevate the value of hiring spouses to our fellow partners.”
“Hiring military spouses isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a sound business decision that contributes to our bottom line and the longevity of the company. The dirty little secret is that spouses are exceptional employees. If you can design a job around their constraints, then you will have investment that pays dividends for many years to come,” said Todd Taranto, Publisher.
AmeriForce Media will be recognized at a formal induction ceremony in Arlington, Virginia, later this fall. For more information about how AmeriForce Media is working to employ veterans, and military spouses, visit https://www.ameriforcemedia.com. For information on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, visit https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil.