The Military Spouse Employment Partnership, or MSEP, is a nationwide program specially designed to connect military spouses with thousands of job offers. MSEP has partnered with over 500 employers committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining military spouses.
With frequent relocations, it can be difficult for military spouses to find reliable employment opportunities. The U.S. Department of Defense estimates that about 26% of military spouses face unemployment. The MSEP program was created to end this gap and help military spouses enter a new career field. MSEP partners have employed over 175,000 military spouses since 2011. Some of the MSEP's corporate partners include:
24 Hour Fitness
Armed Forces Bank
Bank of America
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Time Warner Cable
If you are the spouse of an active military member, you can get access to MSEP's comprehensive, easy-to-use Career Portal with a quick online registration. This online network lets you build a resume and apply to jobs directly through the portal.
The Career Portal comes with a convenient search feature that allows you to search all available job opportunities in your area. This basic search can then be filtered by job type, company, and industry to make sure that you find a role that fits your family's needs and preferences. Spouses also have the option to save searches to their profiles. This means you can get immediate notifications of potential job opportunities in your area or favorite company. Besides applying for jobs individually, you can also send your resume directly to corporate partners to be considered for all future job opportunities.
The system also offers lots of career resources to help you look for and secure a job. You can choose from hundreds of resume and cover letter templates or browse through articles and blogs that will help you navigate the job market successfully. All these resources are incredibly helpful in applying for jobs through MSEP or other job sites.
In addition to an extensive job search, MSEP provides military spouses with career counseling and advice. The Career Portal offers an “Ask an Expert” feature that allows you to chat directly with the program’s career experts. Here, you can get all your job-related questions and queries answered by specialists. Questions may range from how to learn in-demand skills for a job to questions about what to wear to an interview. MSEP encourages all military spouses to get in touch with their experts and learn how to make the best out of a new career plan.
MSEP collaborates with CareerOneStop and Military OneSource to help military spouses find their ideal careers and find funding to help pay for any training needed. They offer custom career assessments and work with you to develop a personalized education and career plan. Specially trained consultants deliver all-around support, including information on how to find financial aid and how to gain the necessary skills or certifications for a job.
One of the best ways to access the best MSEP jobs is through quality training and partnerships. MedCerts is the #1 Military Spouse Friendly School, and a MyCAA-approved school, that offers portable and sought-after certifications in healthcare and IT. It provides a complete range of career services from start to finish — from helping you choose the right program to job placement support. The MedCerts Partnership Network is home to over 500+ workforce agencies and 1000+ organizations that offer a large selection of portable and telework opportunities for you.
Explore the MSEP site today and consider training for your dream career through MedCerts.