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United States Air Force
Fleet and Family Support Center - Navy
1005 Jefferson Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445
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.
As of March 2019, South Carolina's unemployment rate is 3.2 percent.
Military and Family Support Center assist with resume writing and cover letters, federal employment, military spouse preference, interest profiler, career exploration, spouse education opportunities, interviewing for success and linked in profiles.
TAP provides separating and retiring service members and their spouses skills and information to prepare them for transition. Whether members are pursuing employment, education, or business ownership, TAP can assist. The program is an inter-agency collaboration providing a large variety of benefits/entitlements, skills, resources, and information to assist members plan their path to success. TAP is a 3-Step process that begins with mandatory PreSeparation Counseling (target dates are 12 months for sepratees; 24 months for retirees). The second step in the process is an essential 5-day Transition, Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS) workshop, and lastly, the program culminates with a one-on-one Capstone appointment to verify all career readiness standards are completed.
Be sure to contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center or the Fleet and Family Support Center when you arrive at JB Charleston. Our Employment Consultants are available to assist newcomers with their job search, provide information about the local job market, and assess their work history and job skills. Open to all DoD ID card holders, including DoD civilians and their family members.
For job-hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry with you all of your employment-related records and documents, resumes, applications, school transcripts, certificates and licenses.
Job seekers can view employment openings at our virtual Job Opportunities book.
Unemployment benefits are managed through the South Carolina Employment Commission (SCEC); select On-line Claims Process and Job Registration on the home page. For spouses PCSing out of South Carolina, you must be on the active duty member’s orders and continue to work until 14 days or less before you make your move to qualify for South Carolina unemployment benefits. Call to find out what the maximum amount for unemployment benefits in the state would be as it relates to your income.
If PCSing to Charleston, call or visit the unemployment office where you currently live for information on eligibility.
The unemployment rate for South Carolina is 3.2%. Unemployment rates by county are: Charleston 3.1%. Dorchester and Berkeley are at 3.7%. In the last 12 months, the labor force has grown by 380,400 people and employment gains totaled 365,500. Unemployment benefits are managed through the South Carolina Employment Commission (SCEC), select On-line Claims Filing and Job Registration on the home page. Median household income is $53,447 for the State.