Whenever my husband goes away on a work trip, I’m amazed at how tired I am from assuming all of his duties and responsibilities. Household chores, errands, school pickup, appointments, and events; it’s a lot for one person to handle.
For military spouses, this is nothing new. They deal with all of this responsibility for extended periods, plus they have the added stress of worrying about the safety and well-being of their spouse. I seriously can not even wrap my head around how challenging it must be.
That’s why today’s post focuses on work from home jobs for military spouses (and veterans). With all that you have on your plate, you don’t need to be working outside the home and taking time away from your family so that you can earn an income.
Luckily, the veteran and military spouse work initiative by Barack Obama in 2011 has seen tremendous success. More and more companies offer work from home jobs, discounts, and special training and opportunities for military spouses and veterans.
We will continue to add to this list as we find more work from home jobs that offer military initiatives.
Work From Home Jobs For Military Spouses and Vets
Amazon focuses on providing flexible remote work opportunities for military spouses, so they can keep their jobs even if they face frequent relocations. Telecommuting options give spouses the ability to take care of their families and stay at home while enjoying the great benefits of working with Amazon. Many of the work from home jobs are for customer-service representatives, yet there are also remote opportunities in project management, software development, recruiting, and more.
Boldly hires full-time and part virtual assistants, bilingual virtual assistants, and marketing and legal assistants to work from home. With their US military spouse initiatives, they offer remote work opportunities to military spouses outside the continental US as long as they can work during US business hours. For these remote roles, you’ll need at least seven years of prior experience. These are W2 positions that come with a wide variety of benefits.
While Cambly doesn’t have military initiatives, they do have a flexible online opportunity that you can do from anywhere in the world! They hire online tutors to help non-native English speakers practice their conversational English skills. The only requirements for these independent contracting roles are you must be a native English speaker, have a laptop or computer with a webcam, a high-speed internet connection, and a PayPal account to receive payments. No professional experience is needed, and you can work whatever hours you want.
4. Capital One
Financial services giant, Capital One, provides many military-friendly job opportunities. They have a Military Associate Network to offer support, recruiting, and career guidance. They provide military members with time off for training and active duty, on-leave job security, and uninterrupted benefits. Capital One helps military members translate their special military skills into civilian professional qualifications, and they were voted a Top 100 Military Employer. Work from home jobs at Capital One includes customer service, engineering, administrative assistance, data science roles, and more.
5. CVS Health
CVS Health is a well-known insurance company that employs 300,000 people in many roles, including full- and part-time telecommuting jobs. These work from home jobs include case management, underwriting, customer service, engineering, nursing, and many others. CVS prides itself on working with military veterans, even helping align positions with veterans’ skills. They were even voted as one of the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers. They also have additional resources to assist military spouses and veterans with questions or concerns.
Dell provides veterans with many job opportunities, and they even offer an Employee Resource Support Group. They support military employees who are called to active duty and also help veterans find the right position to translate their military skills to civilian life. Through their work from home opportunities, they provide military spouses with jobs that can be done anywhere their spouse is deployed. Many of these telecommuting jobs are in marketing, customer service, support, and more.
7. Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings is a rental car company providing transitional jobs, management training, and work from home jobs to military members and their spouses. They were honored by US Veterans Magazine as being a Top Veteran-Friendly Company and are proud of their history of commitment to the US Military. Enterprise work-at-home jobs are mainly focused on their customer service division, assisting customers with their rentals and helping them with any concerns.
Hilton has hired over 35,000 veterans and military spouses through their initiative called Operation Opportunity. Hilton’s commitment to veterans has been a long legacy, beginning with founder Conrad Hilton, a veteran of World War I. Hilton helps veterans bring their strong values to the company and translate their skills into many roles. Work from home jobs with the hospitality giant includes customer service, reservations, and administrative opportunities.
9. Home Depot
In partnership with Helping Our Heros (HOH) and the Military Spouse Fellowship Program, Home Depot has made a commitment to help service members and their spouses to find gainful employment and opportunities. Besides offering a wide variety of remote job opportunities, they also have a military spouse apprenticeship program.
Humana has long worked in the United States Military’s TRICARE program, administering healthcare benefits for more than 6 million active military members and their families. They’ve enacted a hiring initiative to hire over 500 military service members and their spouses annually. They list many work-from-home opportunities in customer service, care coordination, and client sales. They also list jobs available for bilingual employees and those with medical backgrounds.
KellyConnect, which is part of Kelly Services, offers military spouses gainful employment as remote tech support advisors. They offer flexible schedules, full- and part-time opportunities, training, and weekly pay. For these positions, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work weekends and holidays.
Progressive provides military families with great flexibility and remote job opportunities. They offer 100% differential pay to active-duty members and reservists if their basic pay is less than the hourly rate at Progressive. They provide continuing medical benefits, dedicated leave, and benefits support. Progressive also offers easy transfer for military members and their spouses at any of their 400 locations across the company. Customer service positions offer work from home flexibility, full-time hours, and competitive pay.
13. Robert Half
As part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Robert Half provides additional resources for vets and military spouses. On their site, job seekers can search by military job title or code, and they’ll match you with relevant career opportunities. Robert Half has a wide variety of part-time, temp, and remote job opportunities.
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Travelers recruits and hires military service members and their spouses, including during their quarterly hiring event MOJO (Military Officers Job Opportunities). They’re an AcademyWoman partner focused on providing leadership opportunities to women, including those in the military. They’re also funders of Team Rubicon and partner with American Corporate Partners, an organization that helps returning veterans discover their future careers. Work from home and telecommuting positions are found listed on FlexJobs and include a wide range of opportunities such as underwriter, customer service, training consultant, and auditor.
U-Haul has been a longtime supporter of the military and has many initiatives to help veterans and military spouses. Their remote jobs include customer service positions in sales and reservations. These positions provide flexibility, competitive pay, and training.
USAA serves military members and their families with insurance, credit, and banking services. Because of their close work with the military, they’re a premier military employer as well. Telecommuting positions are available in fraud prevention, analysis, customer service, appraisals, and many other areas. Many of the positions do require employees to live within traveling distance of a corporate office (AZ, CO, FL, MD, NY, or TX), but they offer flexibility and accommodations for the unique needs of military spouses.
Verizon is ranked as a top military-friendly company with over 8,000 veterans employed. They have a Military Spouse Talent Network and actively recruit members of the military for open positions. Verizon provides work from home positions for military families as well as they have 150 locations around the world.
19. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo has a commitment to recruiting and hiring veterans. They offer reemployment and job search assistance for military members as well as their spouses if they need to go on leave or relocate due to deployment. Wells Fargo lists their telecommuting jobs on their website, and they hire in business operations, client management, finance, technology, and more.
20. Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is a program to connect businesses with military spouses. This program allows easy transition between partner employers, accommodations for leaves, absences, and relocation. Businesses that are part of the partnership are committed to supporting military spouses. Around 100 companies are part of the program to provide training, outreach, and recruiting for military spouses. Through the MSEP portal, military spouses can access job listings and use resume and cover letter templates. MSEP also offers job counseling and career advice.
Business Opportunities That Support Military Families
Arise trains, individuals to run micro call centers from home using a virtual platform. They partner with small businesses run by military members and their spouses to help them learn how to work from home and how to expand their businesses. They offer discounted rates on client certification training and provide you with a plan to work from home and be your own boss.
If you have some money to invest in a home-based business, Cruise Planners offer a flexible business opportunity for veterans and military spouses. As a travel franchise owner, they give you the tools and training necessary to run your travel business from anywhere in the world.
Discounted Career Training and Resources for Military Spouses and Veterans
CareerStep helps active-duty military members, veterans, and their spouses receive job training to launch them into a new career. Classes and certifications are available online; it’s easy to do the work on your own schedule from where you’re located. They offer programs for medical billing and coding, medical scribing, medical transcription, and many other fields. CareerStep provides students with funding options, financial aid, and military discounts. You can find out more about the MYCAA military spouse education funding on their website.
FlexJobs has many free resources for military spouses looking for flexible job opportunities. They list part-time, freelance, full-time, and flexible positions on the site, and they also provide a wealth of articles, links, and resources for military spouses pursuing jobs from home. If you’re curious about a FlexJobs membership, you can use the discount code WAHWOMAN at checkout to get up to 30% off of your membership.
If you’re looking for a job opportunity that fits the unique needs and challenges faced by military families, there are a lot of great resources available. With these work from home companies, you can help support your family both emotionally and financially.
Are you a veteran or military spouse that is working from home? Which company are you working with, or did you start your own portable business? Drop us a note; we’d love to hear from you — and thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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Originally published May 14, 2018. Content updated May 2023.