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United States Army
Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
1145 Niles Avenue
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
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.
Job opportunities are greatly limited as to the type and salary. Jobs are more plentiful in Savannah, Brunswick, Statesboro and surrounding areas. Good employment prospects are Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Social Services, Construction, Physical Security, Teaching, Food Service, Warehouse and Management. Fair employment prospects are administrative, Engineering, Sales, Data Entry. Poor Employment Prospects are in teen employment.
ACS Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)
The Appropriated Funds (AF) and Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) offices are located in the CPAC office, which is located in the Soldier Service Center, building 253. They provide job listings for federal jobs and instruct interested applicants on how to apply. The CPAC office also provides job vacancy announcements and applications for NAF jobs for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Vacancy announcements are also available online. CPAC offers a quarterly Spouse Employment Preference Workshop and NAF offers monthly hiring events, alternating between Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield locations each month.
Department of Labor
The Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) operates the Hinesville Career Center which offers employment assistance, workshops and career development programs to assist military families with job searching. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. DOL is located at 140 East M L King Jr Drive in Hinesville, Georgia. They can be reached at 912-447-0163.
Chamber of Commerce
The Hinesville Chamber of Commerce is another good resource for employment opportunities. You may request a listing of businesses within the area to start your cold contacts and to understand the hiring process. Contact the office at 912-368-4445 for more information.
Contracting positions available for solicitation can be obtained at the contracting office located at building 621 on William H. Wilson Road Fort Stewart. To apply for positions at the commissary or any of the Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES) facilities, openings are listed and applications are taken on their respective websites which can be found in the Contacts section. Job announcements are also available in the post newspaper, the Frontline and the local newspaper, The Coastal Courier.
For job hunting purposes, be sure to carry all employment records and documents such as resumes, SF-50s, college transcripts, certificates and licenses. Any other documentation pertinent to employment should also be brought with you. For more Information, please call 912-435-9646.
Transition assistance is available through the Army Transition Assistance Program (ATAP) which is located in Building 621 and by calling 912-767-2234. The program assists soldiers, eligible family members, and Department of the Army civilians transitioning from active duty to the civilian workforce. Services include:
Career Exploration & Planning Track
SBA Entrepreneurship Class, aka: Boots to Business
Accessing Higher Education Class
Federal Resume Class
Skills Development Class
Dress for Success Class
Interview Techniques & Salary Negotiations Class
Advanced Resume Writing Class
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Eligibility for benefits is determined based on past wages, reason for job separation, and availability and job search requirements. Claims for unemployment insurance may be filed at any Georgia Department of Labor Career Center. When filing a claim, you should bring:
The information for unemployment benefits was obtained from the Department of Labor website.