Six months after Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence celebrated San Antonio’s Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone, she’s back in the Lone Star State highlighting the challenges that
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes and the Commonwealth of Virginia announce the newest statewide Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 8.6 million STEM jobs in May 2015, with the highest jobs in software development, user support, and systems analysts. Despite the high number of jobs, the lack of skilled workers in the labor force allow these positions to go unfilled. To make matters worse, the existing STEM workforce lacks diversity among women and minorities, not representing the emerging workforce of women and underrepresented groups.