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Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network and Blue Star Families Announce New Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC – Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network and Blue Star Families are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to address the unemployment of our nation’s veterans and family members. Veteran Staffing Network is a social enterprise division of Easterseals DC MD VA.

“We are thrilled to work with Blue Star Families to open up more jobs for military families through our nationwide network of employers. We work with over 100 companies and organizations, who are committed to hiring veterans and military family members,” said Tim Stecher, Executive Vice President for Employment Services at Easterseals. “Our team of career coaches work tirelessly with each candidate to give them the support and guidance they need for long-term career success.”

“Like other middle class and working class American families, most military families need two incomes,” said Lindsay Bradford, Senior Advisor for Careers at Blue Star Families. “Working with Veteran Staffing Network, Blue Star Families will be able to amplify the reach of our military spouse employment and education programs. Both our organizations are dedicated to supporting military family members through their entire career path.”

Frequent moves, deployments, and family separations are just a few of the obstacles military spouses face in their career, which impacts the overall success of our military. Somewhere between 12 and 25 percent of military spouses are unemployed, far greater than the national average.

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Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and served more than 1.5 million military family members. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.

Easterseals DC MD VA – For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for children, adults, families and veterans living – and thriving – with disabilities and special needs in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Through the innovative, inclusive and person-centered work we do, we are strengthening our community and changing the way the world defines and views disability. We are committed to making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. www.eseal.org    

Blue Star Families Contact:
Bana Miller: bmiller@bluestarfam.org

Easterseals DC MD VA Contact:
Amy Cress: acress@eseal.org 

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