Employment Readiness Program

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Employment is one of the most significant issues for military Families, particularly as they are impacted by the Military's mobile lifestyle.

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About the Employment Readiness Program

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) assists Families to meet the challenges associated with career planning and job search by providing expert help and resources through a cohesive, standardized employment support program.

We provide a full range of information and referral services and assistance in the areas of employment, education and training. Services are designed to give eligible personnel and their Family members the competitive edge necessary to secure employment and include:

Expert Help with Resume Assistance, Job Application, Interviewing, Career Transition and Career Counseling.

Resources to include a Centralized Job Box, Scan to Document, Online Job Search, Resource Library, Computer Lab (6 PCs), Free WI-FI, and Fax.

ERP Location

We are located in AFCS - McChord, 551 Barnes Blvd. at JBLM - McChord Field.

Phone: (253) 982-WORK
E-mail: usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-acs-employment-readiness@mail.mil

On-line Registration (appointments & classes): jblmafcs.checkappointments.com

We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; open most training holidays and closed on holidays.

No appointment is needed to use the program resource centers; however, we recommend booking an appointment if special help is needed. You can book and appointment (or register for any of our classes) on-line at jblmafcs.checkappointments.com.

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Career Counseling

Do you need help with your resume? Not sure what career path you want to pursue? Need to prepare for the big interview? Sign up for an appointment with one of our career counselors and get that one-on-one attention. Just set up an appointment and we will take it from there!

Set up an appointment here: jblmafcs.checkappointments.com

Employment Events

Need to know the latest on hiring events, job fairs, networking events, teen employment events, upcoming classes and opportunities?

Find them at JBLM Unlimited or JBLM AFCS.

 

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Employment Classes

Employment Readiness is able to teach on a wide variety of employment related courses. Special subject courses can be set up upon request.

These Courses are held Monthly:
Resume 101 – Assists in preparing a current, effective resume; particular attention is paid to modernizing the resume & articulating value of the participants.  Participants will leave with structured knowledge of how to compose a competitive resume which reflects their best qualities.


Complete Federal Resume
– Explore deeper into usajobs.gov and the Federal Resume. This course will teach participants the tricks and strategies of the job search and Federal Resume format.


Interview Ready
- How to prepare for a successful job interview.


Spouse Transition Assistance Course

This three-day workshop is designed to prepare Military Spouses for the transition process; everyone is welcome to attend.

Day 1    VA Benefits & Goal Setting
Day 2     Tricare & Financial Planning
Day 3     Resume 101, Federal Resume 101, & Job Search

Register for class at jblmafcs.checkappointments.com.

Virtual Career Library

Virtual Career Library - http://www.virtualcareerlibrary.com/jblm/
Over 6,000 pages of digital career information to help you achieve career and life success.

  1. Virtual Occupational Outlook Handbook
  2. Over 50 Digital Career Books & Directories
  3. Over 600 On-Demand Career Videocasts
  4. Over 200 Federal, State & City Job Banks
  5. Over 40 Industry Career Guides
  6. Over 800 Virtual Job Data Cards
  7. Career Expert Video Interviews
  8. Career News Video Clips

Passport Career

Find both international and USA jobs. Passport Career helps individuals with their international job search by providing detailed, country-specific resources on all aspects of the job search and alternative opportunities. Country-specific content includes detailed guidance on local styles and expectations for resumes/CVs, interviews, salaries, work permits, business culture, best employers, and much more.
Accessing Passport Career (first time users)

  1. Go to www.passportcareer.com
  2. Click on Have a Registration Key? on the upper right corner of the homepage
  3. Enter your Registration Key: army5678 (all lowercase)
  4. Fill out the brief registration form.
  5. Use your email/password to login in the future.

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Our Employment Partnerships

SECO (Spouse Education Career Opportunities)                  https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/Portal
The Department of Defense established the Spouse Education Career Opportunities program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections.

MSEP (Military Spouse Employment Partnership)  https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that:
Partners Fortune 500 Plus companies with ALL Military Services
Provides human resource (HR) managers with recruitment solutions – military spouses
Prepares military spouses to become competitive, “job ready” applicants
Connects military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess

MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account)  https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/
The MyCAA Scholarship program can help you get the credentials you need to achieve your career goal.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE PROGRAM
http://www.cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/6314.html
Fact Sheet
How to Register on JBLM

Useful Links

JBLM Employment Events on Facebook: JBLM Unlimited and JBLM AFCS

JBLM Job Board (for employers & job seekers) www.jblmunlimited.com

Washington State Worksource
https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx

USAJobs: www.usajobs.gov

 



Get Help With Your Job Search Or Exploring Careers
Click on the Virtual Career Library logo to 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.

 

 

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253-982-WORK
AFCS - McChord, 551 Barnes Blvd.
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