- July 17, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Supporting a family while your spouse is active duty in the military isn’t easy. Since military families typically relocate every two to three years, spouses find themselves constantly on the move, which makes it difficult to hold a steady job and pursue a career.
“You never know what’s going to happen, you didn’t know when you’re going to have to move or where you’re going to have to go,” said Flossie Hall, a mother of four whose husband, Michael, is a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy.
“You get beaten down psychologically and emotionally, because you don’t get to chase your career goals, you don’t get to really plug in,” she added. “You really lose your sense of identity.”
Military spouses often face greater unemployment than their civilian counterparts. In 2019, they had a 26% wage gap and 22% unemployment rate. This year, unemployment is expected to be as high as 35%.
Flossie Hall, a mother of four whose husband, Michael, is a Chief Petty Officer in…