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 Ohio has experienced some economic turmoil in the last few years, resulting in the state's unemployment rate of 4.3% which is slightly higher than the national average. For detailed information visit the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics website to compare unemployment rates with other states.
Visit ohio.gov for educational and job opportunities, various links to employment agencies in Ohio, and the different programs Ohio is offering.
There are many federal, state, county, and city employment opportunities, as well as the Department of Military Affairs and the Veterans Administration within Columbus and other local areas. Please visit their perspective websites for more information and job postings:
For job-hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry all employment records and documents, resumes, SF 171, SF 50, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
Employment assistance and transition assistance are not available on Defense Supply Center Columbus. The nearest Military Transition Assistance program is at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, through the Airman and Family Readiness Center, 2000 Albrook Drive, Building 2, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433. Call the Wright-Patterson Airman & Family Readiness Center at 937-257-3592 for current information and appointments.
There are many educational opportunities for spouses and children in Columbus and local areas. The U.S. Department of Education and the Ohio Higher Education websites provide resources to find student financial aid. All campuses have financial aid counselors available to assist their students with loans, grants and tuition assistance.
My Career Advancement Account
Please visit the Military One Source webpages for information on either MyCAA or Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities.
For information about unemployment benefits in Ohio, go to the state’s website. Military spouses who quit work to accompany their active-duty military sponsor on a permanent change of station move are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits from the state of Ohio. For more information, check your eligibility for unemployment benefits.
For a list of federal employment opportunities at Defense Supply Center Columbus and in the surrounding area, please visit USAJOBS. For state, county and local private opportunities, seeOhio State Jobs.