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Spouse Employment Education and Training - Army
650 Monroe Avenue
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
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.
Contact the Langley Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) or the Fort Eustis Army Community Service (ACS) for employment assistance regarding job opportunities on the installation and in the local community. The M&FRC and ACS provide resume assistance, employment resources, internet access and resource libraries. Classes are provided to assist with resumes and the federal job search. Individual appointments are available to assess needs, develop strategies and provide resources and referrals.
Visit the following websites for employment opportunities on the installation: USAJOBS website (for federal civil service and non-appropriated fund jobs), Army Air Force Exchange Service and the Commissary.
Military spouses should be sure to ask about spouse preference for federal positions.
For information on the local job market, unemployment rates and job search resources, you can access the Virginia Employment Commission. It is an outstanding local resource.
Military Spouse Career Accelerator Pilot (MSCAP)
Military Spouse Career Accelerator Pilot (MSCAP), a competitive multi-year program that provides spouses with paid 12-week fellowships at employers across various industries and locations.
Who is eligible? -Eligible military spouses of currently serving members of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Space Force, to include active, reserve and National Guard components.
Apply Online: https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/article/military-spouse-career-accelerator-pilot
Military Spouses-My SECO- Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program: https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/
Remember to hand carry all your employment records, resumes, DD214, SF 50, latest performance appraisal, marriage certificate, PCS orders (mil spouses), transcripts, certificates and licenses as you relocate so that you can begin the job search process as possible.
My Career Advancement Account
The military spouse My Career Advancement Account program – MyCAA, which is implemented by the Department of Defense, provides resources and assistance to spouses of active-duty services members, guard and reserve in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2, with a spouse on orders for one year, supporting their pursuit of a successful, long-term, portable career. This centralized, virtual program, is accessed through Military OneSource counseling and funding, to assist with licensure, certification or education opportunities leading to portable employment opportunities.
If you are considering applying for unemployment benefits, contact your losing state's unemployment benefits representative or your unemployment commission at your home of record for the appropriate paperwork. When you resign your position, include a statement to the effect that you are resigning to accompany your military spouse on his/her Permanent Change of Station.
The unemployment rate in the Hampton Roads area is currently above 3.0%. The median income for the state of Virginia is $80,615.
For information on local and federal employment opportunities on base, visit the Military and Family Readiness Center (Langley Air Force Base, 757-764-3990) or the Army Community Center (Fort Eustis, 757-878-3638). Both centers offer employment-related classes and services that you may find of benefit in your job search.