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Employment Readiness Program (ERP)


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.


Additional Resources:

(Government Links)


(Non-Government, No Endorsement Implied)

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

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

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 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

Resource Resource

ArmyOne Source

Military Spouse Employment Partnership Program

Veteran Employment Center

Military Spouse Career Center 

Career Toolbox 100+ Places to Find Jobs

Military Transition: Key to Career Success

SERCO Federal Contractor

Job Application Center

Operation Palmetto Employment



South Carolina Employment

SC Department of Employment and Workforce/SCWORKS
SC State Government Employment
SC Businesses


Federal Employment

 DECA (Military Commissaries)


Non-appropriated Funds Jobs on Military Installations

Army and Air Force Exchange System (AAFES)

NAF Morale, Welfare and Recreation Jobs
** NAF jobs announcements numbers begin with SCNAF


 Federal Contractors

Top 100 Federal Government Contractors


 Employment Agencies

Local Employment Agencies


National Websites – 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. – Besides offering job search tools, they also offer services such as a career test, ways to distribute your resume, career advice and more. – Offers tools such as resume building and a career test in addition to job searches. – Enter your zip code and you will be directed to local job sites in your general vicinity. – 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. – As opposed to other job aggregating sites, LinkUp monitors the job pages of company websites and gets their listings directly from the sources. – Search millions of jobs by keywords or location, or for the brave you can just browse by industry.

Volunteer Resources

Army Volunteer Resources
Fort Jackson Volunteer Program