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United States Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center 17 FSS/FSFR
171 Valiant Street Building 145
GAFB, TX 76908-4402
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.
Begin your job search prior to your arrival in San Angelo/Goodfellow AFB. Work in Texas homepage is a wonderful source of information.
When you arrive at Goodfellow AFB, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center for further employment search assistance, whether you are a family member or a transitioning military member. The Center offers the following: resume assistance, data on area employers, job referral information, internet access and assistance, vocational interest inventory, resource library, and individual appointments. Classes are provided to assist with writing resumes.
Employment on base consists of government jobs, NAF, and jobs with AAFES and DECA. There are a number of contractors that work on base, too. Family members should contact the Civilian Personnel Office as soon as possible after arrival to determine their eligibility for spouse preference. If currently working as a civil service employee and are considering accepting a NAF position, be sure to ask how that will affect spouse preference. DECA, AAFES, and NAF each have their own personnel offices and should be contacted accordingly.
Goodfellow AFB has a critical need for Family Child Care providers! You could become a licensed child care provider to help meet this need! Contact the Family Child Care Office at 325-654-4779 for more information.
Employment in the local area is oriented toward service, retail, telemarketing and health services.
Goodfellow is located in a moderate cost of living area, as reflected by San Angelo's average median income compared to the Texas average; wages and salaries in the Goodfellow area are lower than the state average. The unemployment rate is typically lower than state and national rates, and worker's compensation is not required in Texas.
Some spouses who choose not to work or cannot find a suitable position, take this opportunity to improve their future employment prospects while at Goodfellow. They broaden their career skills through training, volunteerism or education rather than seeking employment while their spouse is assigned here. There are good educational opportunities for nursing and education in the area.Texas Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley, in San Angelo, offers numerous services for job seekers, including training to qualify individuals for positions above minimum-wage level.
The Small Business Development Center provides management assistance to present and prospective small business owners. In San Angelo, this is in coordination with Angelo State University.
Clerical Services, Health Services, Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk, Food and Beverage Services, Data Processing Equipment Repair, Child Care, Telemarketing (Incoming and Outgoing), and Substitute Teaching.
Fair ProspectsRetail sales, Teaching, Data Processing
Poor ProspectsManufacturing, Middle Management.
Be sure to hand carry all employment records and documents, resumes, SF 171, SF 50, latest performance appraisal, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
Additionally, the Transition Assistance Program provides pre-separation counseling (mandatory for military members), monthly Transition Assistance Program (TAP) seminar, and access to Transition Bulletin Board.
There are a number of educational opportunities available to spouses, not only on base, but off base. To receive financial assistance, all schools require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be filled out. A spouse can contact the Education Office to discuss what scholarships and grants are available in the local area. The main one for all Air Force spouses to know about is the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant. It provides $2,000 grants to children and spouses of active duty retired or deceased Air Force members, retired Reservists over age 60, and Title 10 Reservists on EAD. For information see the AFAS website.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information contact the Texas Workforce.
A good website for employment information is the Work in Texas homepage. It contains information on employment opportunities, unemployment benefits and helpful links related to employment. San Angelo Independent School District, USAJobs and NAFJobs are also other great websites for employment opportunities. For more in-depth information and employment assistance, please contact our Employment Program Manager at (325) 654-3893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Base Services: