Startup joins other initiatives in tackling military spouse unemployment

Beth Conlin is among the many military spouses who have struggled to find work because of frequent deployments, lack of child care, erratic schedules for servicemembers and complicated licensing laws. Kim Gamel/Stars and Stripes
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Beth Conlin is among the many military spouses who have struggled to find work because of frequent deployments, lack of child care, erratic schedules for servicemembers and complicated licensing laws. Kim Gamel/Stars and Stripes
Beth Conlin is among the many military spouses who have struggled to find work because of frequent deployments, lack of child care, erratic schedules for servicemembers and complicated licensing laws. Kim Gamel/Stars and Stripes
From Stripes.com
Beth Conlin is among the many military spouses who have struggled to find work because of frequent deployments, lack of child care, erratic schedules for servicemembers and complicated licensing laws. Kim Gamel/Stars and Stripes

Startup joins other initiatives in tackling military spouse unemployment

by: Kim Gamel | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 18, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — Beth Conlin found her dream job with General Electric Intelligent Platforms. The firm had her at “you can work anywhere.”

Conlin is married to a soldier, which means frequent deployments that usually scare away employers. So she was thrilled when GEIP said the job could go with her when she and her husband moved from Rhode Island to Germany.

But Conlin had to quit anyway because of a clause in the status of forces agreement with Germany that prohibited her from keeping her business-development position. She was devastated.

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