NEXCOM Further Commits to Military Spouse Employment

Story Number: NNS111017-11Release Date: 10/17/2011 2:34:00 PM
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By Kathleen Martin, Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs Officer

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (NNS) -- Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) become one of the newest partners in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), officials announced Oct. 17.

Since the program launched in June with 24 partners, it has now grown to include 96 partners, all pledging support to provide career opportunities for military spouses.

"NEXCOM is proud to be part of this program, which matches qualified military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities," said Michael Good, NEXCOM chief operating officer. "We have both Navy Exchanges and Navy Lodges around the world, and we are committed to providing jobs for spouses as they move with their military spouse."

NEXCOM joins a group of corporate partners including Microsoft, Starbucks, Armed Forces Bank, Navy Federal Credit Union, EURPAC Services, H&R Block as well as other military resale organizations such as AAFES and Defense Commissary Agency, all committed to assisting military spouses. Pledging support to spouses through this program further solidifies NEXCOM's commitment to military spouses.

"Assisting military spouses and families with employment opportunities has always been a priority for NEXCOM," said Good. "Twenty-seven percent of our associates are military family members. We value their service and are committed to providing career opportunities through our Continuity of Employment Program."

NEXCOM's Continuity of Employment Program helps ease the stress of a military move by taking the worry out of finding a new job when they are relocated by the military. Since the program's inception in 1998, over 1,300 associates in Navy Exchange System have been placed in positions at the associates' new duty station.

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