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Military & Family Readiness Center - Weapons Station
1005 Jefferson Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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 Military & Family Readiness Center has employment specialists ready and willing to assist you with resume writing and cover letters, pursuing federal or private sector employment and assist military spouses with reaching their career goals. For those still unsure, staff members can also assist with providing career exploration through personal interest inventories identifying personal and career goals and exploring spouse education opportunities.
Additionally, both Centers at Joint Base Charleston conduct employer panels with local and national companies twice monthly. Contact our office at 843-963-8883 for more information.
Additional spouse employment assistance can be found through https://www.militaryonesource.mil/resources/millife-guides/spouse-jobs-education/.
WHAT IS TRANSITION? Transition is a period of planning and preparation for service members and their families. During the Transition process, members prepare for the next step in life.
GOAL: The goal of the Transition Assistance Program is to provide information, tools, skills, and training to ensure service members and their families are prepared for civilian life.
PROGRAM: TAP is administered by the local Military and Family Readiness Center and is MANDATORY for all service members serving at a minimum of 180 continuous days on active duty; this includes Air Reserve Components.
TAP PROCESS: TAP must begin no later than 365 days prior to a member’s separation or retirement date; however, it is highly recommended starting the process 24 months prior to separation/retirement. The TAP process begins with completion of a Self-Assessment and Initial Counseling and then Preseparation Counseling. The next step is to attend the TAP workshops: DOD Transition Day (Managing Your Transition, MOC Crosswalk, and Financial Planning for Transition), VA Benefits and Services, and the Department of Labor Employment Fundamentals of Career Transition. TAP also offers 2-Day Tracks based on the member’s post-transition goals: DOL Employment Track, DOL Vocational Track (Career and Credential Exploration), DOD Managing Your Education Track, and the Small Business Administration Entrepreneurship Track (Boots to Business).
CULMINATING EVENT (CAPSTONE): During the Capstone event, TAP Counselors and Commanders (or designee), meet with the member to verify achievement of career readiness standards and have a viable plan prior to transition.
Contact the Military & Family Readiness Center at 843-963-4406 for more information or to get started.
As of Apr 2023 the Bureau of Labor Statistics for South Carolina reports South Carolina's unemployment rate is 3.1%; total unemployed people, 76K.
Unemployment benefits are managed through the South Carolina Unemployment Commission. Select Online Claims Process and Job Registration on the homepage. Spouses who are leaving South Carolina on a permanent change of station move 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.
Please go directly the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce website for further information.