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CWTSatoTravel Partners with US Defense Department’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)

Press release   •   Jan 07, 2020 12:00 GMT

Nicholas Vournakis, President, US Military & Goverment Markets, CWTSatoTravel

Minneapolis, January 07, 2020 – CWTSatoTravel, the military and government division of B2B4E travel management platform, CWT, today announces the company’s induction into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), an organization within the US Department of Defense that connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote, and retain military spouses.

“We are proud to contribute in our own way to our men and women in uniform who do so much for our country,” said Nicholas Vournakis, President, US Military & Government Markets, CWTSatoTravel. “By helping military spouses find employment at CWT, we are doing our share in fostering military readiness and retention. I am confident that CWT will be a terrific employer to military spouses, while also helping us create a more robust pipeline of candidates even in non-US locations as the US military deploys service members all over the world.”

CWTSatoTravel serves the many branches of the US military and government globally, and is uniquely suited to offer employment at specific military locations in the US and around the world, with options to work from home and flexible hours. Partnering with MSEP also allows CWT to tap into a great and underutilized resource.

There are currently around one million military spouses, 85% of whom have a four-year college degree, and half of whom are under the age of 30. The current unemployment rate among military spouses is 24% -- almost seven times the national average. Given that US military men and women move around frequently, sometimes every two to three years, and are away from the support of extended families, it becomes challenging for spouses, who are the sole caretaker of their children, to stay employed or to advance their careers. By partnering with MSEP, companies like CWT are able to provide opportunities to military spouses wherever they may be.

CWT’s induction makes it one of only 42 new employers to partner with MSEP this year. MSEP now works with 400 companies, federal agencies, and organizations to find meaningful employment for military spouses.

CWTSatoTravel:

For over 70 years, CWTSatoTravel has served as the largest provider of global corporate travel services for the U.S. military and government agencies. As a division of CWT, we have access to resources that help our customers travel more efficiently and economically, while still providing an enjoyable experience.

We issue more than 6.3 million transactions annually to U.S. military and government travelers, in nearly 187 sites worldwide, and handle more than $2.6 billion in annual sales. And we do all this while staying compliant with each agency’s policies and procedures to help them achieve their specific mission requirements. 

CWT

CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.

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