News Release

June 05, 2019

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Partnership Offers Military Spouse Employment Opportunities

TAMPA, Fla. (June 5, 2019) – Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) is proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. This employment and career partnership connects spouses of all military services with more than 390 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.

“Supporting our military service members has always been important to us,” said Pablo Brizi, Chief Human Resource Officer for Bloomin’ Brands. “We’re excited to now expand that support to military spouses through job opportunities across the nation.”

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership this month and will be recognized at an annual induction ceremony in Arlington, Va. in October.

The partnership further enhances the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. For more information about how Bloomin’ Brands is working to support military spouses and other diversity and inclusion efforts, visit For information on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, visit

About Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. is one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world with a portfolio of leading, differentiated restaurant concepts. The Company has four founder-inspired brands: Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. The Company owns and operates approximately 1,500 restaurants in 48 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 19 countries, some of which are franchise locations. For more information, please visit

About Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is part of the Department of Defense’s broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, which seeks to reduce the 23 percent unemployment rate experienced by military spouses and close the 25 percent wage gap currently experienced by military wives. SECO provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering free comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness, and career connections. This program also offers free career coaching services six days a week. Learn more about Spouse Education and Career Opportunities by visiting Military OneSource or calling 800-342-9647 to speak to a SECO career coach.