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Department of the Air Force
Military & Family Readiness Center - Weapons Station
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 May 2022 the Bureau of Labor Statistics for South Carolina reports South Carolina's unemployment rate is 3.3%; total unemployed people, 79K.
The Military & Family Readiness Center is able to assist. Both Centers have employment specialists who assist 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.
GOAL: The goal of the Transition Assistance Program is to provide information, tools and training to ensure service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life; whether pursuing additional education, finding a career or starting their own business.
THE PROGRAM: The Transition Assistance Program is administered locally at your Military and Family Readiness Center. The mandatory components of TAP are applicable for all service members who have at least 180 continuous days or more on active duty; this includes National Guard and Reserve.
TAP will also include a service member election of two-days of instruction; these include the: DOL Employment Track, DOL Vocational Track (Career and Credential Exploration), DoD Managing Your Education Track, and the Small Business Administration Entrepreneurship Track. Transitioning service members may be required to elect at least one track, but may attend more than one based on their ITP and post-transition goals.
CULMINATING EVENT: The Capstone event, which is the where commanders verify achievement of career readiness standards and a viable ITP, must happen no later than 90 days before separation or released from active duty.
Contact the Military & Family Readiness Center at 843-963-4406 for more information or to get started.
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.