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United States Air Force
Airman & Family Readiness Center - Employment Assistance Program
502 W. Van Matre Ave.
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
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.
For job hunting purposes, during relocation, be sure to "hand carry" all employment records and documents, resumes, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
The Eglin Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) supports military personnel, retirees, spouses, family members, and DoD employees of all branches of service.
Individuals seeking employment should make the Airman & Family Readiness Center one of their first stops. Job seekers can benefit from a multitude of services.
Services include: one-on-one consultation, career coaching, resume review, referrals, labor market information, skills & interest inventories, education & training information, interviewing & negotiation skills, career exploration and seminars like Tips for Federal Employment & Resume Development 101.
The Discovery Resource Center (DRC) offers a full complement of administrative resources necessary to accomplish all your employment objectives.
Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities provides expert education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide. Call the SECO career center at 800-342-9647 or log onto Military OneSource.
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership connects military spouses to more than 180 partner employers who have pledged to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers. Visit the website for more information.
Career Source Okaloosa Walton offers specialized spouse employment assistance. Their office is at the Education Center, Building 251, Room 114. Call 850-883-7587 to schedule an appointment.
Eglin offers separating & retiring military members a complete range of transition services.
The Airman & Family Readiness Center provides the means to meet all your congressionally-mandated requirements from conducting pre-separation/retirement counseling to hosting the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop. The goal of the TAP workshop is to provide the necessary tools to equip separates/retirees for employment in the civilian workforce or help them achieve success in their academic pursuits.
Please call the A&FRC at 850-882-9060 for workshop dates.
The unemployment rate in Florida is 3.5%; the rate in Okaloosa County is 2.4%. The median household income in Florida is $52,000; the median household income in Okaloosa County is $62,000.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. Contact re-employment assistance at 800-204-2418, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., for further information or apply at the Florida's Re-employment Assistance Program website.
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton:
The mission of CareerSource Okaloosa Walton is to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity and skills necessary to engage in meaningful employment throughout Okaloosa and Walton counties and that every business has access to educated, trained and prepared employees that meet their needs. A career center is conveniently located at the Eglin Education Center (for active duty, military spouses and dependents) in Building 251, Room 114, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 850-883-7587.
An alternate CareerSource location is in Fort Walton Beach. It is open to the general public to include military and their families.
Education, Training and Licensing/Certification:
Visit the Eglin Education Center, Building 251, for educational opportunities and resources, including financial aid guides and advisory assistance.
My Career Advancement Account is a workforce development program that provides eligible military spouses with financial assistance for licenses, certifications or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field. For information on MyCAA, please visit the website.