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Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP)
Tarawa Terrace II and Midway Park
TT-2473 Iwo Jima Blvd.
Camp Lejeune, NC 28543
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
The Transition Readiness Branch provides military personnel and their family members with guidance, counseling and assistance in exploring their options for civilian employment. Both the TRB and Family Member Employment Assistance Program offices have computer laboratories with job vacancy listings. Counselors are available to assist you with career counseling and assessment, resume creation, federal job applications and job searches.
The current unemployment rate in Onslow County has remained below the national and state levels at under 10 percent. Additional assignments, construction on the local bases and new business ventures are providing a boost to the local economy.
Service industry and fast food service are in demand. Self-employment opportunities are available to be a childcare provider through the Camp Lejeune Children and Youth Programs.
Jacksonville has limited industrial capacity. Also, opportunities for entering Federal Civil Service for the first time at Camp Lejeune are limited.
There are nearly 6,000 civilian employees aboard Camp Lejeune. Many of these employees are dependents who move with their sponsor to new duty stations. Currently, many activities need supervisors and hourly workers in numerous areas. For specifics, please visit the Marine Corps Community Services Lejeune-New River website. Additionally, there are many personnel in a variety of positions currently working with multiple contractors to support all ongoing activities aboard the base.
Be sure to hand carry all employment records and information such as: resumes, federal applications, copy of PCS orders for spouse preference, transcripts, certificates, licenses, etc.
This is a Department of Defense program that provides a hiring preference for military service personnel and their family members that have been affected by the downsizing of our military forces. Transitional Assistance preference applies to positions graded as NF-3 and below and equivalent hourly paid positions. If you have been affected by the military downsizing you may qualify for this special preference in the selection process. For more info click here.
My Career Advancement Account
For information on the MyCAA Scholarship for military spouses and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly-assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information contact the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.