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United States Army
(ACS) Employment Readiness Program
7960 Mississippi Avenue
Fort Polk, LA 71459
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 majority of employment opportunities available to Fort Polk family members can be found through the Louisiana Department of Labor Career Solutions, under Vernon and Beauregard parishes on the Career Solutions websites. Army Community Service’s Employment Readiness Program, and ACS’s Army volunteer corps coordinator may be located on the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk homepage, under the ACS title.
The most prevalent jobs that stay open in the private sector are in the retail trade, $7.23-$8.50 an hour; finance, insurance and commodities services, (budgeting; accounting; selling life, property, casualty, health, automotive or other types of insurance; and personnel work), $12.50-$20.79 an hour; real estate and rental/leasing, $9.50-$17.80 an hour; food services, $6.50-$18 an hour; professional health care and technical services, $6.23-$35.00 an hour; warehousing, $6.50-$10 an hour; child and adult care, $6.50-12.50 an hour; merchandise retail salespersons (furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, apparel), $8.75-$12.50 an hour; direct home selling (cosmetics, in-home services, kitchen and household items), as the economy supports; and consultation services (bridal, home renovation and decor, yard and grounds renewal and decoration), $7.50-$15.50 an hour. These amounts are based on the Louisiana Occupational Employment and Wage Scale for Vernon, Beauregard, Allen and Rapides parishes.
For more information, contact the ACS ERP, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 337-531-6922 orDSN 312-863-6922.
The Directorate of Civilian Personnel, Fort Polk, welcomes you and your family to Louisiana. The DCP offers a job information center to provide information on employment in the federal and private sectors within the commuting area. A recording of job listings of external recruitment at Fort Polk is available by calling 337-531-6414 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Due to military downsizing, appropriated and non-appropriated fund jobs at Fort Polk are minimal; however, many jobs are available on the installation with the local contracting agencies. More information may be gained by contacting our ACS ERP manager, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at 337-531-6922 or DSN 312-863-6922.
· Federal Application Assistance
· Referrals—Job Bank of Local Employment Opportunities
· Resume Assistance
· Application Assistance
· Career Counseling & Guidance
· Computer Lab
· Resource Materials
· Volunteer & Educational Opportunities
· Home Based Business Application Process
· 10 Steps to a Federal Job
· Resume Writing
· Interviewing Techniques
· Job Search Strategies
· Dress for Success
Services are available to all Military ID cardholders, DoD civilians and their Family members.
Facebook: Fort Polk Employment-Readiness
Employment Readiness Program
Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
Family Readiness Center, 7960 Mississippi Avenue, Building 924.
Employment Readiness was established to aid in reducing the stress associated with obtaining employment (paid and non-paid) and pursuing educational and training opportunities. Spouses are offered assistance in acquiring skills, networks and resources that will allow them to participate in the work force and to develop a career/work plan.
Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program
Location: 7460 Colorado Ave., Bldg. 660 (2nd floor) Fort Polk, LA 71459
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program's mission is to provide pre-separation counseling, transition and employment assistance services to Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Soldiers who are considering or preparing to depart the military and all work age family members of each of the above groups.
Basic eligibility for SFL-TAP services begins when transitioners are within eighteen months of separation or two years of retirement. Transition leave and/or permissive TDY may be added to the basic eligibility period. Service members pending "involuntary separation actions" for any reason, including potential medical separation, are eligible and encouraged to begin using SFL-TAP and transition services as soon as separation is anticipated. Alumni, their family members, and other service veterans may use SFL-TAP services for 180 days after separation. Retirees may use SFL-TAP services for life, on a space available basis.
Army Continuing Education Services
Continuing Education Services mission is to maximize educational opportunities for all customers. Our vision is to provide the Army's premiere education center, committed to service, excellence and innovation.
We provide the following support to the Fort Polk community:
1. Self-development opportunities for Soldiers, family members, Department of the Army Civilians (DACs),retirees, contractors and civilians from the local community in real time and virtual environments. Programs and services available may vary depending on the category of the client, i.e. we provide Army Tuition Assistance (TA) only to active duty Soldiers. Programs and services to include educational counseling, testing, college degree programs, basic skills training, Multi-use Learning Facility/MOS Library and self-paced programs such as KUDER Journey Career Planning Process and Peterson's Online Academy Skills Course (OASC).
2. Recruitment, Retention, Readiness, and Quality of Life support
For Army Personnel Testing requests (DLPT, DLAB, OPI, BMST, AFCT, and SIFT), please download the appropriate DA 4187 from the table below and follow the instructions to fill out and submit the requests electronically.
Please be advised that hand delivered requests will no longer be accepted.
Colleges located in the Education Center:
Central Michigan University - (337) 537-5713
Central Texas College - (337) 531-5661 or (337) 537-5202
Northwestern State University - (337) 653-0812 or (337) 392-3134
McNeese State University - (337) 537-1430
Upper Iowa University - (337) 531-5262/4465
The Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) is a need-based education assistance program designed to provide spouses of active duty and retired Army Soldiers, and widows(ers) of Army Soldiers who died either on active duty or in a retired status, and residing in the United States, with financial assistance in pursuing educational goals. The purpose of the program is to assist spouses/widows(ers) in gaining the education required to allow them to qualify for increased occupational opportunities. Individuals who receive free tuition as a result of their employment will not receive tuition assistance from Army emergency Relief (AER). However, they may apply for assistance for fees, supplies or books (no duplicates) for classes in which they are enrolled. "Active Duty" military personnel are not eligible. The Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program scholarships are awarded annually for up to four academic years to attend post secondary school full time as undergraduate level students. All students must complete an application and mail all supporting documentation each year. Stateside financial assistance is awarded based on financial need, as evidenced by income, assets, family size, special financial obligations and circumstances with a $2700 maximum per academic year. For more information you may call the ACS Financial Readiness Program, 337-531-1957/1958, DSN, 312-863-1957/1958.
For more in-depth information you may contact the Fort Polk Education Center, 337-531-5269; DSN:312-863-5269 or Fax 337-531-2832; DSN: 312-863-5269.
Location: 7460 Colorado Ave. Bldg. 660, Fort Polk, LA 71459
Hours of Operation: 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
To be eligible for Louisiana unemployment benefits, you must meet the following requirements:
To have a monetarily eligible claim, the wages you earned during your base period must be at least $1,200 and total at least 1.5 times your wages in the base period quarter when you earned the most money (also called the high quarter).
The weekly benefit amount of unemployment compensation that you may receive is fixed by law. The amount of money you could receive each week will be at least $10 and no more than $247. The weekly benefit amount is figured based on how much money you earned in covered employment.
Vernon American Job Center
408 W Fertitta BlvdLeesville, LA 71446337-238-3321
The majority of employment opportunities available to Fort Polk family members can be found through the Louisiana Workforce Commission, under Vernon and Beauregard Parish on the Career Solutions websites.
408 W Fertitta BlvdLeesville, LA 71446337-238-3321 https://www.laworks.net/