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Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center
5668 Wickham Ave
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
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.
Fort Campbell offers a variety of employment options. Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is a wonderful place for Soldiers and their Family Members to live, work, and enjoy recreational activities. The military installation is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border between the towns of Hopkinsville, KY, Clarksville, TN and 60 miles northwest of Nashville, TN on I-24.
On post opportunities are available at a variety of agencies such as the Post Exchange, Commissary, Child Development Centers, School System, Contracting Opportunity and many others. Fort Campbell employs some 4,000 Civilians, making it the largest employer in both Tennessee and Kentucky.
Key to finding the appropriate job is to use the various services on the installation designed to assist you with your job search. Considering the current job client, seeking out employment assistance with finding the right job for your skill set is critical.
Top Sectors by Employment in the surrounding areas:
Unemployment Rate for the area: During 2008 to present: 6.5 to 8.0%
Median Household Income for the areas: $38,006-$55,528.
Visit the Chamber of Commerce websites to view more demographics of the surrounding areas:
Several programs are set up to assist spouses in finding employment on and off the installation. The Fort Campbell Career Center and Campus, Phone Number 270-798-3195/4974 consist of the Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership (CSWP), Soldier for Life-Transition Program, United Services Organization (USO) and the Employment Readiness Advisor was set up to provide a one stop shop for information and assistance for spouses, family members with their job search. They provide the following services:
Fort Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership (CSWP) 931-919-8097 - off post location : 101 Ringgold Road, Clarksville TN 37042. 931-802-2176
AF/NAF -- Appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund positions are also posted at USA Jobs.
DDESS -- The Fort Campbell Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary School (DDESS) has 7 schools on post. Positions available are Kentucky certified teaching staff, non-certified positions such as teacher's aid, clerical, cafeteria position and custodial maintenance. For more information access the USA Jobs website.
DECA -- For positions with the Fort Campbell Commissary, (DECA) go online to the USA Jobs website or contact the commissary at 270-798-3663.
AAFES -- Army, Air Force exchange system (AAFES) has job opportunities in retail, food and service areas such as cashier/checker and sales associate. For more information and applications, go online to the AAFES website. To apply for vacancies, you are required to fill out an online application. Call 270-439-1849 for more information.
Contractors -- Fort Campbell has several contractors who operate on the installation. Military spouse preference program does not apply to contracting position on post.
For job hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry the following;
*School Transcripts*Updated Resume*Information on Previous Employer & References*Certifications/Awards*Letter of Recommendations*Portfolios*Marriage Certificate*DD214 (if prior military)*SF 50 (if prior federal employee)*DA form 3434 (if prior NAF)*Employment Records and Documents SF 171*Copies of Spouse PCS orders*Volunteer Career Information
If you are a foreign-born spouse (coming from an overseas location) and you have education transcripts not in English, it is advisable to contact your local Army Community Service (ACS) for information on translating document to English before you depart.
Military One Source at 1-800-464-8107 will translate your education documents for free. You must have a green card (resident alien card) to obtain employment, driver's license and social security card.
Spouse Preference & Priority Placement Program: If you're claiming Spouse preference you must provide copies of your marriage certificate and PCS orders. You must apply for the Priority Placement Program to register — it's the only way to get spouse preference for an Appropriated Fund position.
The Federal Government offers a variety of loans and grant programs to help Soldiers and their Family Members fund their education. See the Education Officer Counselor (EOC) at the Education Center for more information and application forms. The EOC present monthly briefings on financial aid for Education and "Opportunities for Military Spouses" Contact the Fort Campbell Army Education Center at 270-798-3201.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.AER ScholarshipArmy Emergency Relief (AER) provides scholarships for dependent children and Spouses of Active Duty, Retired, and deceased Army Soldiers. Applications and instructions are available on the AER website at www.AERHQ.ORG for the MG James Ursano and Spouses Education Assistance Scholarship Programs. Contact AER at Fort Campbell at 270-798-5518 for additional information.
The Kentucky and Tennessee State Employment offices provide information on local job opportunities and unemployment benefits. Kentucky and Tennessee laws does not provide unemployment benefits to dependents of service member relocating to the Fort Campbell area. For more information, go online; for Kentucky and for Tennessee. There is no unemployment Office on Fort Campbell.
Fort Campbell is the largest employer in the area providing over 4,000 civilian jobs. Unemployment Rate 8.0%. Median household income range $38,006-$55,528. For more information on employment opportunity contact the Fort Campbell Career Center at 270-798-3195 or 270-798-4974. The Fort Campbell Career Center is located on the installation at 5668 Wickham Ave.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
The Fort Campbell Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) is located at 5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd, Phone number 270-798-5000.
The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program delivers transition services that ensures all eligible transitioning Soldiers have the training and counseling necessary to be successful as a civilian. It is encouraged that service members begin the process 18 months but NLT 12 months from separation date (ETS) and retirees beginning 24 months from retirement date. Visit the Ft. Campbell Milton A. Lee SFL-TAP Center at 5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd to get registered and scheduled to start your process. The Center is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 0730 until 1600 and Thursday from 0730 until 1430.
During your time at the SFL-TAP Center you will complete mandatory requirements for a successful transition. The program includes Pre-separation and Initial counseling; registering for helpful websites such as EBenefits, My Health-Evet and scheduling of required courses to include: Transition Overview, MOS Crosswalk, Financial Planning Seminar, Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits I & II and Department of Labor (DOL) Employment workshop. Additive courses and 2-day track courses include: Interviewing Techniques, Advance Resume, Federal Resume Overview, Law Enforcement Seminars, Dress for Success, 2- Day Career Track courses which include Accessing Higher Education, Career and Exploration Planning and Entrepreneurship.
SFL-TAP Overall Mission
The mission of the SFL-TAP program is to provide timely and effective transition assistance to all transitioning Service Members, Retirees and their Family Members. We encourage family members to join their transitioning service member throughout their process. Educating transitioning Service members, Retirees and family is our goal. Additionally, we provide you with the opportunity to obtain one-on-one resume assistance, financial budgeting and job searching skills. Our centers offer the opportunities for you connect to employers through weekly employer events and quarterly job fairs. Our mission to ensure that we provide you with the best service to transfer to your civilian careers.
We are on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FortCampbellSFLTAP or you can visit our Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program website at: https://www.sfl-tap.army.mil. Visit our Job Board Website.
Fort Campbell Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
We are on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FortCampbellSFLTAP or you can visit our Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program website at: https://www.sfl-tap.army.mil. Visit our Job Board Website at: