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United States Air Force
Employment Services-Education & Referral
8535 Wewak Drive
JBER, AK 99506-2760
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 JBER Military and Family Readiness Centers (Building 600, Rm A125, 907- 384-1517 & The Log Cabin, Bld 8535 Wewak, 907-552-4943) serves Active duty service members and their families with base access, DOD civilians, and veterans with career planning and job search by providing information and training as needed.
Classroom workshops/training and individual appointments are available covering aspects of career development and job search such as: resume writing, networking, interviewing, LinkedIn, etc.
A computer resource room, with internet access, is available to facilitate full support of clientele needs with regard to completing resumes, cover letters, and applications.
The centers also offer a Job Board posted with new information regarding the jobs being advertised daily (Facebook Group: JBER Eyes on Jobs), and plans and organizes Hiring Events on and off the installation.
The Anchorage Community is very military friendly. There are a large number of jobs during the summer months that revolve around tourism. These are seasonal jobs that start employing staff during the months of March and April to be ready for the tourists that come to Alaska. Anchorage area blue-collar workers are among the highest paid in the country, especially in the private sector which comprises 75 percent of the entire workforce.
For job search purposes, be sure to hand carry all employment records and documents, resumes, SF 171, SF 50, transcripts, certificates, and licenses. Having these documents will greatly speed up your job search.
MyCAA: For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit the website.
Alaska is one of the few states where you can apply for unemployment insurance over the telephone. In fact, there is no office that you can go to in person to apply for unemployment insurance in Alaska. For further information call 907-269-4700 or file online.
Federal Civilian Employment
Permanent Employment Resources
Temporary Employment Resources
Approximately 20 to 25 companies and small businesses in the Anchorage area offer temporary jobs. Contact the Military & Family Readiness Centers for resources.
Click here to view the Employment Readiness Program Brochure.
View information for Military Spouse Preference.
Anchorage has a diversified economy with the primary focuses being health care, natural resource extraction and development, international trade, government/military, construction, transportation, education and tourism. Local employment opportunities can be accessed from the Alaska Job Center Network. For information about employment opportunities on base, contact your base Family Center. The unemployment rate in Anchorage is 6.1% (seasonally adjusted). The median household income was $71,700 in 2011.