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Military spouses gain Federal hiring advantage

Posted By Uncle Jimbo • [August 13, 2009]

And a good idea it is.

Federal agencies will soon have the option of hiring certain military spouses without having them compete for jobs, under new guidelines issued by the Obama administration Wednesday.

The guidelines apply to the spouses of military service members relocating for new assignments, some physically disabled spouses, and those whose husband or wife was killed in the line of duty. They will be able to apply for a federal job and ask that recruiters allow them to bypass the traditional hiring process.

This makes perfect sense given the tremendous stresses put on military families including constant relocation and  long deployments. Being married to a GI is tough period and trying to maintain any kind of career at the same time is extremely difficult. This kind of help is well-deserved and should allow them to focus on their families rather than scramble just to find a job.

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