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United States Army
Employment Readiness Program
3401 Santiago Road
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
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 Wainwright is adjacent to Fairbanks. Many jobs are available in the Fairbanks area. Also, Fairbanks was added into the top 10 fastest-growing cities in Alaska in 2020.
Civilian personnel for appropriated fund and nonappropriated fund jobs
Alaska Job Bank
Alaska Job Center Network
Before this PCS move, gather and hand carry the following items to assist in your job search: School transcripts; professional certificates; Awards and/or honors; volunteer portfolio; Current work history; updated resume and/or federal application; Information for at least three references and Letters of recommendation/appreciation. Spouses may also consider hand carrying a copy of their marriage certificate and proof of citizenship to streamline the application process.
Federal employee bring: SF50 Performance Appraisal. Civilian employees need to contact Civilian Personnel Office at 907 353-7201 for information about priority placement and extended leave without pay.
The Employment Readiness Program at ACS is available for family members who hold a valid ID card and are seeking employment in the Fort Wainwright/Fairbanks area. The primary focus of the Employment Readiness program is to prepare individuals for their job search by providing them with the tools necessary to compete in today's job market. Attending workshops and seeking individual career counseling is the best way to prepare for your job search and subsequent employment. Contact the ACS Employment Readiness Program Manager upon arrival at FT Wainwright. at 907-353-4337 or DSN 317-353-4337.
If a spouse gives up their job at another location due to a military move, Alaska may pay unemployment benefits. For more information on how to file a claim, visit the Department of Labor web site.
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides transition assistance to military personnel exiting the service. TAP is located on the second floor in the Welcome Center, Building 3401 Santiago Ave.
For more information please call 907 353-2113.
Your local AER office located within ACS also offers scholarships up to a Bachelor's degree.
Several colleges offer classes on the installation. The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is in town and offers financial aid.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a major employer. Fifty percent of employment is in government services. Alaska's unemployment rate is 5.8 %. Median household income in Alaska is $74,346.00.
For more information, visit the U.S. Census Bureau website.