LinkedIn to give free premium membership to military spouses
WASHINGTON — LinkedIn, a career-focused social media network, announced Monday that it would give free job-searching resources to military spouses, a population whose employment lags behind the rest of the country.
Through a partnership with the Defense Department, LinkedIn will expand its program for veterans and servicemembers to include spouses. Starting in July, it will provide spouses one year of free membership to LinkedIn Premium, which offers job seekers more search tools and online courses. Premium memberships typically range from $30 to $100 each month.
The year of free membership will be available to spouses each time that they move to new installations and again when their spouses leave the military, LinkedIn officials said.
“Faced with frequent moves and deployments, military spouses have a unique challenge when it comes to growing their careers,” LinkedIn wrote in a statement. “In order to help set them up for success, re-skilling and re-training are key, as well as identifying remote and flexible work options.”
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