Members of the Trump Administration will attend a Camp Lejeune event Tuesday focusing on military spouse employment.

Ivanka Trump, advisor to President Donald Trump, and Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, are scheduled to speak at the “Keeping a Career on the Move” Military Spouse Symposium Tuesday aboard Camp Lejeune.

The venue, organized by Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Hiring Our Heroes (HoH), is a full-day professional development event that includes topics on networking, LinkedIn practices, and career success stories. Both organizations partnered with USAA to deliver employment resources to those stationed in the Onslow County-area.

Earlier this year, findings revealed the jobless rate of military spouses to be 16 percent, according to a 2017 survey conducted by HoH - a program of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The number is four times the rate of all adult women in the United States. Jennifer Korn, special assistant to the president and deputy director for the office of public liaison, says unemployment and underemployment of military spouses are issues important to the Administration.

It is among the reasons Ivanka Trump held a listening session in the summer with spouses and officials from the president’s team – including Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Administrator Linda McMahon of the Small Business Administration.

Korn, who is married to a retired Marine, has a longtime connection to the military as she supported her husband’s career from boot camp through to his transition into civilian life. She will serve as the event’s lunch speaker, when she plans to share with attendees that the Administration is focused on both the service member and the military family, as a whole.

The agenda begins with opening remarks from Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps. She joined Hiring Our Heroes as a personal branding ambassador in 2016 to continue advocating on behalf of families. She says the employment landscape for military spouses has evolved over the years.

“We’re seeing more and more companies who are recognizing the value of the military spouse talent pool and seeking out military spouse candidates. Those same employers are quickly realizing how much they benefit from the work ethic and loyalty of these military spouse employees and they’re rewriting the playbook for retaining these spouses, whether it’s through location transfers or remote work,” Amos said in an email to The Daily News.

Local Marine wife Tracy Freedman is among the panelists for the “Real Spouses: Real Stories” session. For over eight years, she has worked with Booz Allen Hamilton in roles ranging from strategic communications to supporting clients from the federal government. She helped create the Military Spouse Forum at her company, which helps “fellow military spouses at the firm build their careers and support one another through our respective military journeys.”

“Military spouses need to see examples of how to maintain and build a professional career alongside their service member,” she said. “I hope by sharing my story I can inspire fellow military spouses with professional aspirations to not only pursue their career goals, but achieve upward career mobility in the face of the military lifestyle.”

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