Fortuna BMC joins a partnership with the Defense Department

On Oct. 18, 2023, Fortuna BMC joined the Defense Department Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program and Military Spouse Employment Partnership for an induction ceremony and annual event in Alexandria, Virginia. Fortuna BMC joins more than 70 new partners to MSEP — bringing the number of employers to more than 700.

Military spouses have long struggled with maintaining employment due to PCS moves and other challenges associated with military life. Unemployment among military spouses stood at 21%, according to the 2021 Survey of Active Duty Spouses. The same year, overall civilian unemployment was 5.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Military spouses have long struggled with maintaining employment due to PCS moves and other challenges associated with military life. Unemployment among military spouses stood at 21%, according to the 2021 Survey of Active Duty Spouses. The same year, overall civilian unemployment was 5.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

MSEP connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who commit to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses. Since its inception in 2011, MSEP employers have hired more than 275,000 military spouses.

Providing opportunities to spouses for meaningful employment strengthens financial stability among military families, which promotes force retention and military readiness which are essential to national security.

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“Fortuna BMC exists to support veterans in their transition, and one of the most underserved communities in the veteran ecosystem is the military spouse. They go through all of the same problems and challenges of the war fighter with none of the control, and they have to operate in the civilian world and don’t have an easy go of it. Fortuna BMC is so grateful to be taking a larger role in delivering the solutions that military spouses need.” – Jack Smith, Founder and CEO of Fortuna BMC

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For those interested in viewing Fortuna BMC’s induction into the partnership, the DOD livestreamed the Welcome Remarks and Induction Ceremony on the Military OneSource and Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Facebook pages, and the Military OneSource YouTube channel.

About Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

The Defense Department established the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program to provide education and career assistance to military spouses worldwide, offering free Wecomprehensive resources and tools designed to help spouses meet their career and education goals. Resources include free career coaching services, the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship, the Military Spouse Career Accelerator Pilot and the Military Spouse Transition Program.

Published On: November 1, 2023
About the Author: Fortuna BMC
Fortuna Business Management Consulting (Fortuna BMC) is a veteran-owned scaling optimization consultancy committed to helping companies reach their full potential by placing people at the heart of every business growth plan. The company's mission is to improve the lives of their employees, customers, and communities by taking care of the people who take care of them.