National University Joins Defense Department's Military Spouse Employment Partnership

National University (NU) is joining the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership.Meg O'GradyMeg O'Grady

NU joined 70 new partners at the induction ceremony Oct. 25. The school joins more than 610 employer partners that have placed more than 249,000 military spouses in careers.

The veteran-founded nonprofit university will participate in job fairs and recruiting events, offer opportunities via the partner job portal, and help educate hiring leaders and managers on employing the skills of military spouses.

“National University is dedicated to whole human education,” said Meg O’Grady, senior vice president of military and government programs at NU. “We were founded 40 years ago by a retired officer to not only serve military members, but to empower spouses who also deserve career opportunities that are flexible and can grow in the always-changing landscape of military life.”

Military spouses have an unemployment rate of 24%, and a 25% gap in wages compared to nonmilitary spouses, according to DoD.

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