Enterprise Holdings is currently the world's largest car rental company, measured by revenue, fleet and employees. This week Enterprise Holdings was inducted into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). The MSEP is a program part of the Department of Defense (DoD) to connect potential employers from over 335 companies to military spouses. While military spouses are well educated and highly qualified for a range of career options, they face an 18 percent unemployment rate compared to the national average of 5 percent according to the 2016 data form Blue Star Families. Not only do they face employment shortages, they are also six times more likely to earn salaries below their education and experience levels. Since the program's inception in 2011, more than 5 million jobs have been posted on the MSEP Career Portal and more than 100,000 military spouses have been hired for a career in a variety of industries. Enterprise's induction will allow the company to receive monthly program updates and guidance for promoting portable careers and employment opportunities through the MSEP Career Portal. Enterprise will be able to advertise their hiring initiatives on the Career Portal.
Enterprise Holdings has had a long heritage and commitment to the military and it goes back to six decades when founder Jack Taylor served as a US Navy pilot during World War II on the aircraft career USS Enterprise, the name which the company derives its name from. Enterprise currently employs military veterans, members of the guard and reserve which comprise nearly 13 percent of the company's total US workforce. They are also associated with Veteran Jobs Missions (an association comprised of over 230 companies which is committed to hiring military veterans and military spouses) and since joining the coalition in 2012, Enterprise had added nearly 8000 military veterans to staff and 1100 military spouses.