Our overarching goal is to ensure a pipeline to economic opportunity for the entire military family. Military spouses and veterans returning home, all deserve the opportunity to build their skill sets and feel valued within the workforce.
Unemployment and underemployment are serious issues for the military spouse and transitioning veteran community. In fact, a recent Department of Defense survey found that 25% of military spouses are unemployed—a rate roughly six times the 2017 national average unemployment rate (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018).
Operation Freelance's mission is to create avenues of economic development and business opportunity for military spouses and veterans to support their family's financial stability and wellbeing. We seek to realize a country in which unemployment for military spouses and veterans is dramatically reduced.