President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that will boost employment opportunities for military spouses.
“We are leading by example and encouraging American businesses across the country to expand job opportunities for our incredible, talented, and highly educated military spouses,” POTUS said at the signing ceremony. “America owes a debt of gratitude to our military spouses.”
“We can never repay you for that but we can and we will give you the opportunities you deserve,” he continued. “Today we take one of many important actions to ensure that you are free to pursue your careers, support your families, and continue serving this nation that we all love so much.”
Before signing the order, Trump joked, “should I sign it?” and the crowd cheered in response.
Military spouses currently are given preferential treatment in hiring for government jobs, and the new executive order hopes to find new and better ways to incorporate them into the workforce. One method Trump mentioned during Wednesday’s event is allowing spouses to work remotely.