The United States Coast Guard is partnering with LinkedIn in an effort to more quickly place military spouses after transfers to new states.
The announcement was made this week by Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan.
LinkedIn will soon begin providing a free one-year premium LinkedIn membership to USCG spouses after a permanent change of station (PCS) move to help them obtain employment. The deal was solidified by a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Department of Homeland Security says the benefit “eases some of the challenges associated with finding employment and helps military spouses re-establish their careers after a PCS move.”
“Military spouse employment is a very important aspect of a strong and resilient military family, “ said Mrs. Pence. “ Our work to develop a partnership with LinkedIn to include Coast Guard military spouses with LinkedIn premium access started last fall. We commend Microsoft and LinkedIn for working with the United States Coast Guard to expand their program to Coast Guard military spouses. This new collaboration will help spouses with employment opportunities and will make job hunting easier.”
The Department of Defense (DOD) previously established a partnership with LinkedIn allowing DOD spouses to receive a free LinkedIn premium membership for a year both before and after each PCS move, but the initial agreement excluded the U.S. Coast Guard.