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Military Spouses


Today's Military Spouses are skilled, diverse, and motivated, with sound work values and a strong work ethic – characteristics highly valued by America’s top employers. Military spouses are also young, tech-savvy, mobile and more educated than their civilian counterparts.

At the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), we know that training veterans for skilled work or helping them prepare for their next interview enhances their ability to live the American dream. A steady, meaningful job provides security for both veterans and their families.

Providing support to military spouses is an equally important part of the department's goal to expand opportunities for all U.S. workers. Like veterans and transitioning service members, military spouses deserve assistance to achieve their personal career goals.

VETS is proud to partner with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) to help connect military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess.

Many of the programs we support are available for both veterans and their spouses – and below are a few highlights:

Licensing & Credentialing

Find information about licenses required for different occupations by searching below.

License requirements vary by state. You can search in any state for an occupation or job title, a license name, or a state agency that oversees licensing.

Employment Resources

Job SearchMilitary Spouse Employment Partnership Career Center is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses.
Visit CareerOneStop's Job Search to search for jobs anywhere in the United States.

Local Assistance — Contact your local American Job Center to meet with a career specialist.

Installations — Visit your installation Family Center to discuss military spouse related opportunities or programs.

Federal Jobs — If you're a military spouse, you may be eligible to apply using a non-competitive process designed to help you get a job in the federal government. Learn more at USAJOBS.

EntrepreneurshipBoots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program that provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.

Education or Training Help

The MyCAA Scholarship program can help military spouses get credentials to achieve career goals.

Visit your base Voluntary Education Center or Family Center to learn about education opportunities or programs for military spouses.

Research financial aid and scholarships and learn about education and training opportunities on CareerOneStop or at your local American Job Center.

Relocation Information

Your Next Move provides the tools to help you plan a successful move.

Visit CareerOneStop to find state-by-state information about career planning, education and training, and job search.