First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 28, 2015
First Command Joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership
FORT WORTH, Texas — First Command Financial Services, Inc. is proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership.
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses with more than 295 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.
First Command officially joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership at the annual Induction Ceremony held today at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. Dr. Jill Biden launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on June 29, 2011, to serve spouses from all military services. The partnership is part of the Department of Defense broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, which seeks to reduce the 25 percent unemployment rate experienced by military spouses and close the 25 percent wage gap currently experienced by military wives.
By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, First Command is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.
“First Command has a long and successful history of hiring military spouses for meaningful careers serving our many active-duty and veteran client families,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command. “This is a history we have every intention of continuing as we seek to foster and promote the trusting, face-to-face coaching relationships that are the hallmark of our organization.”
To learn more about how First Command is working to support military spouses in fulfilling their career goals, visit http://www.wehireleaders.com/military-spouse.htm. For more information on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, please visit https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil.
About First Command
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams—focusing on consumer behavior as the first and most powerful determinant of results. Through knowledgeable advice and coaching of the financial behaviors conducive to success, First Command Financial Advisors have built trustworthy, lasting relationships with hundreds of thousands of client families since 1958.