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)
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)
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.
- U.S. Army Passport Career System
Military spouses, surviving spouses, transitioning military, Soldiers looking for part-time employment, vets and DOD civilian employees can now access the Army’s Passport Career system to explore career opportunities in the U.S and around the world!
Passport Career is an international, country-specific, online system to support relocation, global employment, professional development and alternative opportunities.
For more information on how to access the system, contact your Employment Readiness Program Manager at +1 (803)751-5256 and ask for the Army’s Passport Career Registration Key, which you can use to register for free on the Passport Career website at www.PassportCareer.com.
- National and International Employment Websites
America's Job Bank – most of the jobs listed are full time and the majority are in the private sector. The job openings come from all over the country and represent all types of work, from professional and technical to blue collar, from management to clerical and sales.
CareerBuilder - provides a rich array of jobs, career advice, columns, and tips to get ahead in today's workplace.
CareerPath - provides extensive tools to help you manage your career. You can save a job search, create a resume online, read headline news, tips and other information about getting a great job and important employment trends.
Fedworld - search for employment in the federal government.
Headhunter.net – search more than 70,000 current opportunities in a variety of industries from employers around the world.
Hot Jobs – allows you to create an account, post a resume, keep track of job applications, and view resume stats.
Monster.com – search over 50,000 jobs worldwide.
100 Hot Jobs - Listing of the top 100 job sites on the Internet.
4 Work.com - Provides a fast,free and confidential service to search thousands of jobs, get updated via email about fresh jobs daily.
America's Employers - Provides information and services including job search essentials, over 120,000 advertised positions, and a company database with over 60,000 employers to explore. Also includes resume bank, career chat, and evaluation of more than 1,000 recruiters and entrepreneurial options.
Art Job - Newsletter produced bi-monthly containing job listings in the art fields. Includes sample listings and subscription information.
CareerBuilder.com - Contains a mega job search with over 50 sites and 3 million jobs, also includes salary calculator, relocation information, and how to get certified.
CareerCity.com - Provides search capabilities in all professions by category, location or keyword. Includes resources and information on virtual job fairs, computer/hi-tech careers, companies, industries, salaries, job searching, career planning, and human resource center.
CareerGuide.com - Complete online employment for Atlanta and the Southeast including direct access to jobs with companies located throughout the region. Also allows you to post online resumes for review by top employers and search company profiles to learn more about employers of interest
The DynCorp Career Center - Site provides information about the many career opportunities, both domestic and worldwide, available at DynCorp
The Employment Guide's Career Web - Online employment source including national and international resources, nationwide job search, resume postings, and many more job resources.
Military Spouses' Career Network - Since 1996, the Military Spouses' Career Network has been serving career-oriented U.S. military spouses worldwide.
MoreJobs.net - Overseas commercial job fairs for transitioning military, military spouses and DoD civilians.
- Web Resources
Employment Websites and Resources
South Carolina Employment
Resource SC Department of Employment and Workforce SC State Employment SC Businesses
Resource http://www.usajobs.gov/ http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ http://www.dodea.edu/americas/officesam/amhr/amjobs.cfm 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.
Craigslist.org – Quickly becoming the world’s classified section, the well-known Craigslist allows you to select your city and search for jobs in your area.
Job.com – Offers tools such as resume building and a career test in addition to job searches.
JobDig.com – Focuses on employment, training and opportunities in a handful of states in the USA, but is adding more.
Jobing.com – Enter your zip code and you will be directed to local job sites in your general vicinity.
Jobster.com – A general job site with listings in all of the major categories. Allows you to post your resume and promote yourself.
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.
RealMatch.com – Fill in a profile and within minutes you will start seeing jobs that you are best suited for.
FlipDog.com – Aggregates job listings from several sites and then allows you to browse and search by category, location, industry and more.
Indeed – Searches numerous job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages to provide nearly a million job listings in one location.
Jobster.com – Allows you to post your resume, search numerous listings and set up job alerts to be delivered to your email.
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.
Bi-lingual Employment Resources
Resource Hispanic Outreach/Connecting People
To Jobs (HOLA)
Tips for Bilingual Job Seekers iHispano
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 [email protected]
(803)751-5452, (803)751-9460, (803)751-5256