Joint Base Andrews Military & Family Readiness Center
Bldg 1191 Menoher Dr.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
*See directory of "Our Services" below to access our TAP, Employment, or Readiness pages and register for workshops. For all other registration, go to our booking site at https://jba-mfsc.timetap.com (if link doesn't load on your military computer, please use commercial wi-fi or a smartphone).
Hours of Operation
Mon-Wed & Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm
Closed on Holidays & AFDW Family Days
The Military & Family Readiness Center assists individuals with researching and reaching their career goals. We provide employment skills training and resources to help prepare you for your job search with resume writing, local job market information, and so much more! We can help you learn about the MD, VA and Washington DC local area, state and federal job markets, and how to find job sources if you are PCS-ing, retiring or separating. This service is open to all DoD ID card holders, including DoD civilians and their family members, and offers support to individuals in achieving short and long-term employment by referring for education/training and obtaining career goals in the private and public sectors. Services also include:
Resume Review for Federal and Private Sector
Job Search Assistance
Spouse Employment Assistance
Resources for Self-employment, Small Business and Entrepreneurial Efforts
One-on-One Career Counseling
Career Planning & Networking Techniques
Employment & Education Workshops
Job Board (Employment Opportunities Postings)
Job Search/Job Placement Assistance
Resume & Portfolio Development
Resume Development 101:
This workshop teaches attendees how to write an effective and competitive private sector resume. Discusses resume components, resume types, and how to organize your experience in order to highlight your skills.
2022 Session Dates: (Thursdays) 6 Oct, 3 Nov, and 1 Dec.
Employer Information Sessions:
These session give local, national and global employers the opportunity to share information about working with their company such as recruiting methods, how to apply, credentialing and interviewing skills.
2022 Session Dates: (Tuesdays) 11 Oct, 8 Nov, and 6 Dec.
Tips for Federal Employment:
Using the USA JOBS website may seem overwhelming at times. Learn to navigate the site, create and manage your account, and analyze job announcements. Receive tips on how to create a federal resume.
2022 Session Dates: (Thursdays) 13 Oct, 10 Nov, and 8 Dec.
Prep for the Interview:
Get prepared for the most important part of the job search process. Learn how to answer questions, the different types of interviews, what not to say, and much more.
2022 Session Dates: (Thursdays) 20 Oct, 17 Nov, and 15 Dec.
Spouse Employment Workshops:
Overview of MSEP, mySECO, and other employment programs to support military spouses in their job search. Spouse preference program and Spouse Reimbursement for re-licensure/re-certification.
2022 Session Dates: (Thursdays) 27 Oct.
*ALL WORKSHOPS ARE VIRTUAL. CALL (301) 981-7087 TO REGISTER.
*Click here for the JBA Community Employment Guide.
Priority Placement Program:
The Priority Placement Program (PPP) allows you to claim military spouse preference for CONUS federal jobs. You will need to provide a copy of the orders bringing you and your spouse to that installation as well as your marriage certificate. At that point, you can then chose the preference when you apply for federal jobs: https://www.dcpas.osd.mil/Content/Documents/PPP-Program%20S.pdf
Reimbursement for Re-Licensure:
Who’s eligible? Military spouses of airmen of any rank who moved across state lines – including Alaska and Hawaii – due to a PCS under accompanied orders, and who wish to pursue the same licensure or certification in their new location.
What can get reimbursed? The Air Force defines “qualified relicensing costs” as any required exam costs or registration fees set by the new state, so the spouse can keep working in their current profession. You can receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement per move.
What documents do you need? You’ll need:
Copy of PCS/PCA orders.
Copy of spouse’s previous state occupational license or certification.
Paid receipt showing the new state’s re-licensure fees.
What is the reimbursement process? Spouses should apply for reimbursement after you have your new state’s license or certification. Bring this documentation to your local servicing finance office, and our staff can walk you through the other required forms.
MILITARY SPOUSE LICENSE RECOGNITION OPTIONS:
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that connects corporate and non-profit organizations with military spouses representing ALL Military Services, and provides human resource managers with recruitment solutions for military spouses.
The Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS) workshops are focused on helping military spouses plan and prepare for their job search. Classes are free and open to all transitioning military spouses as they pursue their own future employment goals.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program, Toyota, and Blue Star Families introduced Career Spark, a first-of-its-kind online tool that gives military spouses the resume they need to start and maintain a meaningful career. Career Spark walks military spouses through developing a resume based on their unique skills. Once completed, spouses have the option to make their resumes searchable to thousands of employers nationwide that are looking for qualified veteran and military spouse candidates.
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation:
Mentoring, jobs and resources for women veterans and military spouses. Need a mentor to give your career a boost? BPW Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus provides free resources, including mentors, subject matter experts (SMEs) and online connections for women veterans and military spouses to assist them in successfully obtaining meaningful employment and a successful career.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR SPOUSES:
Hiring Our Heroes: www.hiringourheroes.org
Institute for Veterans and Military Families: www.ivmf.syracuse.edu
Military Officers Association: https://www.moaa.org
US Department of Labor Military Spouses: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/veterans/military-spouses
Employment Corner on LinkedIn
There are numerous job opportunities available in the NCR. Employers make their opportunities available and are posted on our Military & Family Readiness Center LinkedIn page. Click here to access.
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