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Honoring Our Heroes: Celebrating Military Appreciation Month

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May is Military Appreciation Month, a time to express our profound gratitude for the dedication and sacrifices made by our military personnel, their spouses, and families. At The Panther Group, we recognize the invaluable contributions of our service members across all branches and are committed to supporting them through various initiatives. This month, we highlight our “Service to Success” program and our partnership with the Sugar Bear Foundation.

This Month We Celebrate and Honor our Military, Veterans and Their Families

Facts About Veterans and Military Spouses in the Workforce

  • Employment Rates: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.1% in 2023, lower than the national average, showcasing their strong work ethic and adaptability.
  • Skill Sets: Veterans bring a wide range of skills, including leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and the ability to perform under pressure, making them valuable assets in any workplace.
  • Educational Attainment: Approximately 85% of military spouses have some college education, with 25% holding a bachelor’s degree and 10% holding an advanced degree. This high level of education makes them highly qualified for a variety of professional roles.
  • Loyalty to Employers: Military spouses demonstrate strong loyalty to their employers. Despite frequent relocations, they often seek long-term employment relationships, valuing stability and opportunities for growth within the company.
  • Military Spouses: Military spouses face a higher unemployment rate, often due to frequent relocations. Programs like “Service to Success” help address this by providing remote work opportunities and flexible job options.
  • Economic Impact: Employing veterans and military spouses not only benefits the individuals but also contributes to the economy by leveraging their unique skills and experiences.

The Lives of Service Members and Their Families

  • Frequent Moves: On average, military families move every 2-3 years, which is ten times more often than civilian families. This frequent relocation can disrupt children’s education and the spouse’s career continuity. According to the Department of Defense, military children will attend between 6 to 9 different schools by graduation.
  • Spouse Careers: Military spouses often face employment challenges due to frequent moves. Despite this, they show resilience and adaptability, often seeking remote work or portable careers. The unemployment rate for military spouses is about 24%, significantly higher than the national average.
  • Education for Children: Military children often face disruptions in their education due to frequent relocations. Many military families seek schools that understand the unique needs of military children, including the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, which addresses key educational transition issues.
  • Family Sacrifices: Military families endure long separations during deployments. These periods can be stressful, requiring immense strength and support from the family unit. More than 2 million children have experienced a parental deployment since 2001.
  • Community and Support Networks: Military families often form tight-knit communities wherever they are stationed, providing mutual support and understanding through shared experiences. Organizations like the Military Family Advisory Network and the Blue Star Families offer resources and community support.

Supporting Our Service Members

  • Transition Assistance: Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging. We provide resources and support to help service members navigate this change smoothly.
  • Skill Translation: Military skills are highly valuable in the civilian job market. We help service members translate their experience into language and qualifications that resonate with civilian employers.
  • Networking Opportunities: We connect veterans with a network of professionals and employers who value military experience, creating pathways to meaningful careers.

Recognizing the Sacrifices of Military Families

  • Bravery and Dedication: Our military personnel display unparalleled bravery and dedication, often at great personal sacrifice. Their commitment ensures our nation’s security and freedom.
  • Support from Families: Behind every service member is a network of supportive spouses and families who face unique challenges. Their resilience and strength are equally commendable.

The Panther Group’s Commitment: Service to Success

  • Employment Assistance: Our “Service to Success” program is designed to help veterans and military spouses transition into civilian careers. We provide tailored support to match their skills with opportunities in various industries.
  • Career Development: Through our program, we offer resources for resume building, interview preparation, and career counseling, ensuring veterans and their families are well-prepared for the job market.
  • Success Stories: Many veterans and military spouses have successfully found rewarding careers through our program, demonstrating the effectiveness of our dedicated support.

Spotlight on the Sugar Bear Foundation

  • Supporting Widows and Families: The Sugar Bear Foundation is a remarkable organization dedicated to providing support to the widows and families of fallen military personnel. Their compassionate approach helps families navigate the difficult times after a loss.
  • Educational and Emotional Support: The foundation offers educational scholarships, emotional support, and resources to ensure the well-being of military families. Their commitment to honoring the legacy of fallen heroes is truly inspiring.

Our Call to Action and our Duty To Our Family and Friends in the Military

Military Appreciation Month is a time to honor and support our military personnel and their families. At The Panther Group, we are dedicated to making a positive impact through our “Service to Success” program and partnerships like the one with the Sugar Bear Foundation. If you are a veteran , military spouse or Gold-Star Spouse seeking career opportunities, explore our resources and let us help you succeed. For companies looking to hire dedicated and skilled professionals, contact us to learn more about our staffing services.

To learn more about our “Service to Success” program, visit our informational page here.

For companies interested in partnering with us, visit Contact Us.

Together, we can make a difference and honor the sacrifices of our military families.

There are a few ways you can connect with Service To Success.

Follow our LinkedIn page for updates and jobs here

Connect with our team by calling 781-373-6020 and ask for the Service To Success Team

Email and a recruiter will reach out to you.

Explore and Apply to Current Openings in our career portal here

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