Nov 10 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is one of three finalists for the 4th Annual Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award. MOAA is among the 22 businesses, organizations, and individuals nominated for six awards because of demonstrated efforts to connect military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities both within the organization and throughout the private and public sectors.
“The Military Officers Association of America has been a true leader in the movement to hire and support our nation’s military spouses,” said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. “MOAA understands the value in hiring the men and women who have served our country and has dedicated extraordinary efforts toward improving the lives of America’s veterans and military spouses.”
The Hiring Our Heroes awards are given in six categories: Veteran and Military Spouse Employment; Post-9/11 Veteran Employment; Recovering Warrior and Military Caregiver Employment; Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring; Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment; and Individual Leadership.
The winners in each category will be announced at the 4th Annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards Dinner at the U.S. Chamber on November 12, 2014.
MOAA is honored to be nominated for the Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award. We strive to inform, empower and inspire military spouses with our signature program, “Keeping a Career on the Move®” Military Spouse Symposium. This initiative was created in 2007 and has since been expanded throughout the country to address a serious problem facing military families: spouse unemployment.
MOAA believes that military families are already asked to make great sacrifices due to frequent deployments, relocations, and the uncertainty of military service – spouses should not have to forfeit their career opportunities and earning potential.
Stay tuned as the winners will be announced this week!