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United States Army
Building 5400 Buffalo Soldier
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
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 be sure to hand carry the following when you move; all employment records, resumes, college transcripts, certificates, licenses, and last performance appraisal, SF50 if applicable. Do not let the movers pack these items.
The office for the Texas Workforce Commission is located at Building 503, Rm 127, (915) 887-2600. The phone number for unemployment claims services El Paso Tele-Center is 915-832-6400. Information about unemployment can be obtained at 1-800-939-6631 or at https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services
The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is designed to assist family member in gaining employment and continuing employment after relocation. ERP offers weekly job listing on employment and volunteer opportunities both on and off post, employment preparation classes, individual counseling/advising sessions, and job skills training to assist job seekers in gaining the tools they need to successfully obtain employment. In preparing for employment, it is helpful to hand-carry important items with you.
Examples include but not limited to:
Job Announcement/vacancy description
Official school transcripts and certifications
Letters of reference (if applicable)
Previous employer contact information
Employment preparation and selection can take a considerable amount of time and work. When you are ready to start your employment journey, consider us for your first stop. Please attend our weekly Employment Orientation every Tuesday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
To learn more about Employment Readiness Program please contact or visit us at 915-569-4227, 2494 Ricker Rd. www.bliss.armymwr.com
Military spouses and service members are eligible for several Tuition Assistance programs. For information on Military Spouse Education program visit www.militrayonesource.mil.
Service members can also contact the Fort Bliss Education Center at 915- 568-6828 2917 Carrington Rd. www.education.army.mil
El Paso's three large school districts and the University of El Paso at Texas are among the largest employers in the area. The unemployment rate for El Paso is 6.5% and the median household income is $48,542.