Employment Empowerment for Military Spouses

Lindsay Teplesky speaks at the January 2019 meeting of the Military Spouse Career Coalition. Photo submitted.

Colorado Springs, Colo., is home to the Military Spouse Career Coalition (MSCC), a nonprofit organization creating a model community where employers actively recruit, hire and promote military spouses.  

The MSCC is comprised of military, business and spouse representatives who have joined together to train, educate, inform and empower military spouses in the workforce and breaking down legislative barriers to military spouse employment. As part of its charter, it offers free career events.  

MSCC goals include spotlighting local, state and national career resources; educating employers on the value of hiring military spouses; and tracking and supporting state and federal efforts, including interstate licensing and certification reciprocity.  

Previously published in America's Defense Communities Magazine, June 2019 edition.