Military person holding help wanted sign Employers should consider offering positions to military spouses that do not require a specific location and can have more flexible hours. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It can be challenging for military spouses to find good jobs, considering the frequent redeployment moves of their families. But with the right resources and strategies, spouses can successfully leverage the military perspective to their advantage, according to the Military Spouse Employment Survey 2019, released by Monster and ahead of National Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday.

A majority (74 percent) of the 305 military spouses polled say they face significant challenges in finding employment after one of their redeployment moves. As such, seven in 10 (71 percent) find it difficult to establish a clear career path and believe achieving upward mobility is difficult with the constant moves.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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