- Employment Readiness
The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) offers resources to help with your career plan and job search. Whether you’re a military spouse or Family member who just moved to a new installation, retiree, DoD Civilian looking for new opportunities, or active duty military, Active Reserve, National Guard member, or Wounded Warrior, we’re here to help.
Our services include:
- Up-to-date information on local, national, and international employment opportunities, job market trends and education, and volunteer resources
- Information on job fairs (in person and virtual) and other hiring events
- Assistance with employment applications
- Career counseling and individual career assessments
- Résumé critiques
- Classes and seminars on self-assessment and career exploration, resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success, networking, and entrepreneurship
- Information on spouse licensure reimbursement (re-licensing at a new duty station can be costly)
*Not all programs and classes are available at all ACS facilities.
Are you ready? Contact your Employment Readiness Program manager (ERPM) for more information.
- Army Spouse Employment, Career and Education Resource Links: a good place start investigating employment options
- Military Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (MySECO): education and career guidance for military spouses
- Military OneSource Spouse Education and Employment: a source for trustworthy guidance on entering the workforce
- The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP): Military OneSource’s portal to connect spouses and employers
- USAjobs.gov: the Federal Government’s employment portal
- Home Based Business (HBB): options for businesses that operate from on-post quarters
- The U.S. Department of Labor: transition assistance and employment preparation for military spouses
(Non-Government, No Endorsement Implied)
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes: An initiative that assists veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment
- Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO)
A program offered to all military spouses through Military OneSource, which offers employment assistance with exploring portable career options; education, training, financial aid and state occupational license/credential requirements; career readiness to include interview skills, resume building, etc.; and links to employment sources such as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) and USAjobs.gov.
- Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the scholarship. For more information go to www.militaryonesource.mil.
- Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
An expanding partnership between military Spouses seeking employment and corporate businesses committed to providing meaningful and portable careers. Military Spouses are encouraged to visit the MSEP website at www.msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil to find employment opportunities and post resumes.
- Military Spouse Preference Priority Placement Program (MSP)
The Military Spouse Preference Priority Placement Program (MSP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that provides employment preference to spouses of active duty military members of the United States (U.S.) Armed Forces (including the Coast Guard), who relocate to accompany their sponsor on a permanent change of station (PCS) move.
Recently, changes were made to the program on how MSP’s preference will be given. In order for MSP’s to receive preference for employment opportunities, they must now apply online to vacancies and include their sponsor’s PCS orders, resume, and the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist with each application.
MSP and priority status for permanent positions may be used only once for each PCS move and it only applies to positions in the commuting area of your sponsor’s PDS. For more information, please click on the link below or contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) at +1 (803)751-3219:
Link to the Fact Sheet
Link to Self-Certification Checklist
- Web Resources
Employment Websites and Resources
South Carolina Employment
Resource SC Department of Employment and Workforce/SCWORKS SC State Government Employment SC Businesses
Resource http://www.usajobs.gov/ http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ http://www.dodea.edu/ DECA (Military Commissaries)
Non-appropriated Funds Jobs on Military Installations
ActiveHire.com – Provides you with the ability to add your resume, use their resume builder, receive emails about new jobs, or just do a regular search through their current listings.
Careerbuilder.com – Besides offering job search tools, they also offer services such as a career test, ways to distribute your resume, career advice and more.
Job.com – Offers tools such as resume building and a career test in addition to job searches.
Jobing.com – Enter your zip code and you will be directed to local job sites in your general vicinity.
Monster.com – Probably the best known of the career sites, Monster allows you to search for jobs, post your resume, sign up for job fairs and more.
Indeed – Searches numerous job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages to provide nearly a million job listings in one location.
LinkUp.com – As opposed to other job aggregating sites, LinkUp monitors the job pages of company websites and gets their listings directly from the sources.
SimplyHired.com – Search millions of jobs by keywords or location, or for the brave you can just browse by industry.
Resource VolunteerMatch Army Volunteer Resources Fort Jackson Volunteer Program