Military Spouses Across the Country Enlist as kgb 'Special Agents'

kgb Joins Army Spouse Employment Partnership

Jan 06, 2010, 11:01 ET from kgb

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- kgb (, the global information company behind America's most successful text answer service, kgbkgb (542542), today announced that it has joined forces with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership, a coveted stamp of approval for kgb, and an endorsement for military spouses who are looking for part-time work-at-home positions.

Hard-working military spouses often struggle to make ends meet while their spouses are deployed. Among the challenges military spouses face is finding part-time employment that is both flexible and portable. Often a move to a new town means a new job search in an unfamiliar city.

As a result, some military spouses are turning to work-at-home positions they can do from anywhere. Today an increasing number of them are finding rewarding work with kgb, the global information company that offers part-time employment for military spouses (any U.S. citizen over 18) to work at home as an independent contractor. They are able to create their own schedules as kgb "Special Agents" and answer questions online for the company's 542542 text answer service.

"We are thrilled to welcome kgb as an official partner of the Army Spouse Employment Partnership. kgb offers a great employment opportunity for military spouses who often find it difficult to build a career due to frequent relocations. Army spouses who work as kgb Special Agents can take their work with them when they move while they enjoy the benefits of being part of a vital online community of Special Agents," said William Brander, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Family and MWR Command, US Army.

"We are very pleased to be designated an Official Partner by the Army Spouse Employment Partnership. In our ranks at kgb, we already have numerous military spouses who are working as kgb Special Agents, and they tell us that they value not just the portability of the job, but the fact that kgb offers them fun and challenging part-time work with a flexible schedule they can fit into their busy lives and the support of a unique online community. Through this partnership with the Army Spouse program, we look forward to welcoming even more military spouses into our community in the future," said Bruce Stewart, CEO of Mobile and Digital businesses at kgb.

Numerous military spouses have already become kgb "Special Agents" and have told kgb how much they enjoy the challenging nature of the work -- answering questions online on every topic imaginable -- from all over the country. They enjoy the ability to make their own schedules and the opportunity to earn extra money -- often while being able to stay at home to raise a family. And a special bonus of working with kgb is that the special agents are part of a growing online community of agents all around the country.

Here is a sampling of their comments -- all names and the full list of testimonials are available upon request.

  • "I joined kgb because I love the flexibility the position gives me. I can schedule my work around my husband's busy military schedule. The position also allows me to take the job with me when we move. As everyone knows, the military family moves around a lot and it is hard to find a good stable job. kgb offers military spouses a chance to have fun and make money while learning about interesting things via answering texts. I find the position to be fulfilling and rewarding. I also like the fact I can work as much as I want or as little as I want within the guidelines when strenuous events occur," said Kristina, a military spouse from Fort Lewis, Washington.
  • "I joined kgb because as a military spouse, I had to move a few times and quit each job I had. With kgb, I can work from anywhere! I love learning and with most of the questions I answer through kgb, I learn something new," said Laura, a military spouse from Smryna, Georgia.
  • "I joined kgb because not only did it sound like a fun opportunity but it gave me the chance to be able to stay at home and still make some extra income. Being a military spouse and moving from place to place can sometimes be challenging. With kgb, I know I can take my job anywhere, even when we travel. I love my role as a kgb special agent. My husband tells me I am now full of all kinds of knowledge. Before I could tell you in a heartbeat about plants or cooking, but now I can also tell you what size engine the new 2010 Camaro has in it! It's great. I love working for kgb," said Cathy, a military spouse from Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • "I love staying home to raise our two little ones, but I wanted to find a way to make a little extra money. Joining the kgb team provided a way for me to do just that, and the thought of learning new things every day was also very enticing. I love the sense of community kgb provides, and the closeness I feel to fellow agents despite the physical distance. The flexibility is perfect for my family and I, and as long as I have my computer, I can work no matter where we're stationed," said Stephanie, a military spouse from Carthage, New York.

About the Army Spouse Employment Program

The Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP) was created in May 2002 when then Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki directed the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center to establish and enhance collaborative partnerships with public and private sector companies to create career and training opportunities for military spouses.

About kgb

kgb ( is a privately held, New York-based company and the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. During its fifteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful and recognizable retail brands in the telecommunications and enhanced information services sector. kgb's European retail brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which have the largest market share in their respective markets. kgb is also the largest and fastest-growing independent wholesale directory assistance service provider in the U.S.

kgb has pioneered the provision of a broad range of wholesale and retail information services beyond traditional directory assistance services, including call completion, movie listings, train schedules, price comparisons and "Ask Us Anything" service across multiple platforms, including mobile and landline phones, SMS and the Internet. In January 2009 kgb launched its U.S. flagship text answer service, kgb 542542 (kgbkgb) following the success of kgb's similar "Ask Us Anything" premium text answer service in the United Kingdom. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered nearly a billion questions.