When Jaime Chapman married into the Army, she experienced firsthand how difficult it is to find a job or maintain a career. While she did find work as a DoD contractor running programs for veterans in transition, the contract nature of the work meant her employment was subject to budget constraints.
Despite three promotions, when she was laid off for the second time, she decided to become an entrepreneur out of necessity and started a staffing agency. She started out writing resumes for transitioning Soldiers, but then with her personal and professional experience, realized a better niche was helping military spouses.
Today, she’s helped thousands of military spouses find jobs and careers and she shares what she’s learned in this episode.
Links to resources discussed on the show:
- Jaime’s talent acquisition and recruiting business focused on military spouses
- For employers: Military Spouse Employment Partnership (Military OneSource)
- For service members and spouses: USO Pathfinder Program (career counseling, professional development and transition assistance)
- Hire Heroes USA
- US Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce