Employment Readiness Program
- Employment Readiness
Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
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, or 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
- Classes and seminars on self-assessment and career exploration, resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success, networking, and entrepreneurship
- Résumé critiques
- Career counseling and individual career assessments
- Job fairs and other hiring events
- Teen/youth employment information
- Computers with Internet access, résumé-writing software, and typing tutorials
- Virtual Career Library access
Contact your Employment Readiness Program manager (ERPM) for more information. Contact information for installation ERPMs can be found at Army OneSource.
Virtual Career Library
Additionally, get help with your job search or explore different careers online from any computer. Access over 6,000 digital pages of career guidance information. Inside you will find hundreds of career advice videos, digital career books and directories, virtual job data cards, job bank resources, and occupational videos to help you achieve career and life success. Note: First time users of the Virtual Career Library must click on the "First Time Registrant" link and complete and submit the access request form. Your account should then be accessible to you within one business day. From that point on, you can access the library with the username and password you created.
- Upcoming Hiring Events
- Employment Readiness Workshop Schedule
Resumes with Results (pdf)
- 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)
A program offered to eligible military spouses as part of the OSD, Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program. Eligibility restricted to spouses of active duty E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 serving on Title 10 orders. Financial assistance limited to $4,000. Financial assistance must be used three years from the start date of the first class. Financial assistance may only be used for an Associate Degree, occupational license or credential. 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.
- 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/ https://www.avuedigitalservices.com http://medcell.army.mil/ 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 Fort Jackson Army Family Team Building (AFTB)
- Teen Employment
Jobs at Fort JacksonThe majority of the NAF Teen Summer Hire positions are typically advertised during the months of February-April each year. To view and apply for NAF Teen Summer Hire jobs go to www.usajobs.gov. If you have questions regarding NAF Teen Summer Hire positions please contact the Fort Jackson NAF Human Resources Office at (803) 751-4259.
Morale Welfare and Recreation Facilities
Open to the Public14 years and older: food service, cashier, recreation aids
15 years and older: lifeguards
16 years and older: labors
Army and Air Force Exchange System (AAFES)
POC: Dave Drysdale 803-782-7739 ext 120
Open to the Public
16 years: Food Service
18 years: Retail
21 years: Retail (Gun Sales)
Fort Jackson Thrift Shop
Summer Hire Program
POC: Kimberly Smith, (803) 787-2153
Thrift Shop Summer Hire Information
Open to Military Family members
Ages 17-21 years
Fort Jackson American Red Cross
Summer Volunteer Program
POC: Nalan Miles
Bldg 4512 Stuart Ave., Room 103
Fort Jackson SC
Volunteer-Moncrief Army Community Hospital Program. Volunteer with American Red Cross and gain great experience for your college application, meet new friends and learn new skills. American Red Cross offers the summer VolunTEEN program with volunteer positions at Moncrief Army Community Hospital. Applications will be available beginning every April of each year at the Red Cross Office, Bldg 4512 Stuart Ave. or by requesting the application phone at 803-751-4329. The last day for completed applications to be turned in is the last Friday of May. There are a limited number of positions available. Teens interested will need to complete an essay. The program will begin the second week of June and run through the last Friday in July.
For more information, contact the Red Cross at
Teen VolunTEEN Job Description
Open to the Public
14 years –VolunTEEN
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- Employment Readiness Local Employer Partnership Program
The Fort Jackson Army Community Service (ACS) Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is currently seeking businesses in the Columbia and surrounding areas to join the Employment Partnership Program. By working together, our Army Community Service hopes to provide you with a profitable and rewarding business relationship. The Fort Jackson ERP maintains an active list of applicants (spouses of active and retired military members) ready to work full or part-time, and we refer applicants to potential employers. The ERP staff will work very hard to help you find qualified candidates to meet your employment needs. To get started, complete the Statement of Support (pdf) and send it the Fort Jackson ERP Manager. All services are cost-free to your agency. Contact the ERP Manager at (803) 751-5452 for more details.We are Ready to Work for You….
The Fort Jackson Army Community Service (ACS) Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is currently seeking businesses in the Columbia and surrounding areas to join the Employment Partnership Program. By working together, our Army Community Service hopes to provide you with a profitable and rewarding business relationship.
The Fort Jackson ERP maintains an active list of applicants (spouses of active and retired military members) ready to work full or part-time, and we refer applicants to potential employers. The ERP staff will work very hard to help you find qualified candidates to meet your employment needs. To get started, complete the Statement of Support (pdf) and send it the Fort Jackson ERP Manager. Again, all services are cost-free to your agency.BENEFITS . . .
- Free Referral Service
- Diverse Workforce
- Military Tour Length 3-5 Years
- Military Families Adapt Well To New Environments And New Challenges
- Annual Job Fair
- Large Population of Retired Military Candidates
As a special, cost-free service to your organization, we would like to post your agency’s employment website on the ERP webpage at
Complete the Statement of Support (pdf) to register in the ACS Employment Readiness Program.
Army Community Service
Attn: Barbara Martin, ERP Manager
5450 Strom Thurmond Blvd. Room 223
Fort Jackson, SC 29207-5205
or Barbara.L.Marti[email protected]
(803)751-5452, (803)751-9460, (803)751-5256