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Military Spouse Unemployment: Perspective of Marine Corps Spouses on Hiring Best Practices

Show simple item record Kukowski, Ana B. 2022-05-27T23:08:36Z 2022-05-27T23:08:36Z 2022
dc.description A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Public Administration en_US
dc.description.abstract With a Permanent Change of Station every 2 to 3 years, military spouse unemployment has been an issue affecting military families for many years. With an average unemployment rate of 22%, it has gathered the attention of the Department of Defense and many organizations that are trying to close the unemployment gap for military spouses. Finding and retaining employment for the military spouse has been found to directly affect the retention of service members, particularly of those stationed in a location where job conditions are not favorable. Marine Corps spouses face different challenges because of the location of their duty stations. Bases, such as Camp Lejeune, have a negative net job availability, which makes it difficult to find employment. This qualitative phenomenological study researched hiring best practices from the perspective of active duty Marine Corps spouses. This study is based on the theoretical accountability framework of the chaos theory of careers. The methodology is based on semistructured interviews with active duty Marine Corps spouses who were employed at the time of the interview. The results of this study may convince employers to utilize some of the best practices experience by Marine Corps spouses at the time of hiring. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Public administration en_US
dc.subject Military studies en_US
dc.title Military Spouse Unemployment: Perspective of Marine Corps Spouses on Hiring Best Practices en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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