The Department of Defense has welcomed ERC into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). By joining the partnership, ERC’s goal is to become an integral part of this very important initiative to increase employment opportunities for military spouses. In October, we were fortunate to be on site in our Nation’s Capital to sign the Statement of Support and learn more about the employment challenges military spouses face each and every day as their service member answers the call to duty. With signing the State of Support ERC pledged that we recognize that military spouses have the education, diversity, and skills that our nation needs to be the most competitive, productive workforce in the world. That hiring and retaining military spouses as they relocate to new geographic locations is not only good for business, but it is the right thing to do as we thank them for their continued service to this nation. We are very proud to have vowed our support to provide career opportunities to military spouses and recognize that this talented group offers workforce skill sets capable of producing both national and international business success. This partnership, and our commitment to the future successes of our military spouses, is a just another way that ERC Cares.