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United States Air Force
Transition Assistance Program - Spouse Education, Training and Careers
8105 Condor Street, Bldg 18
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5313
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 and Family Readiness Center offers employment and transition assistance to spouses/ family members of active duty, reservist, retirees, and DoD employee through the Employment and Transition Assistance Programs. Spouses/family members seeking employment in MacDill should make the Military and Family Readiness Center one of their first stops. Job seekers can access M&FRC posted employment listings get their job search off to a good start. The Resource Center offers computers with Internet access, books, periodicals and a job information center to help job seekers. A Career Source Tampa Bay liaison is housed in the Airman & Family Readiness Center and is available Mon- Fri to assist and register job seekers with Employ Florida. The current unemployment rate is 5.6%.
Local Economic Climate
Hillsborough County is the largest county in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area and the fourth most populous in Florida. The industries with the highest job openings are, Elementary and Secondary Schools, Commercial Banking, Offices of Physicians, General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Insurance Agencies and Brokerages, Limited-Service Eating Places, Computer Systems Design and Rectal Services, Colleges and Universities, Management Consulting Services and Hospitals.
Occupations by Projected Growth
The 2011-2019 projected growth rate for Metro Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater.
For job hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry all employment records and documents, resumes, DD 214 (if applicable), SF 171, SF 50, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
The Military & Family Readiness Center provides services to assist separating/retiring military personnel, reservists, DoD civilians, and their family members as they prepare to transition to the civilian workforce. The Transition Assistance Program Workshop provided for military members consists of comprehensive workshops hosted at the M&FRC once a month.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Reemployment Assistance, also called reemployment assistance insurance, provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. For more information visit the Florida Reemployment/Unemployment Claims website.
Non-Appropriated Fund jobs predominately in the service industry (club and recreational) For current opportunities visit website NAF Jobs MacDill.
Metro Tampa /St Petersburg Clearwater unemployment rate is 5.9%. Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information contact Career Source Tampa Bay, 813-930-7400. Annual Median household income is $49,762.
This is an event designed to validate and verify each TSM has completed all required Career Readiness Standards from the ITP. Capstone is currently offered every Thursday from 1200-1500 by calling the A&FRC. Appointments are conducted one-on-one with one of the Transition Counselors who will verify and validate the member has met the Career Readiness Standards.
The member should schedule their appointment 90 days out from separation or retirement or but no earlier than 150 days, once they have all required documents. Instructions can be found on the FSS Transition Services website.
"Boots to Business" is for members that are interested in starting their own business. The workshop provided information on how to develop a business plan, marketing, promoting and funding of a small business.
Each of the two day tracks offered are in addition to the 5 day GPS Core Curriculum. TSMs can schedule these tracks by calling the A&FRC at 813-828-0145.
The member will need to bring their ITP, CD and laptop with them for each track.
Career Exploration Track
Designed to assist those who want to research career options.
Higher Education Track
Accessing Higher Education track presented by the education office and covers research of targeted colleges, application process and funding options
TRANSITION GPS WORKSHOP
Members are provided the Transition GPS Workshop registration form during pre-separation counseling and are given priority based on their transitioning dates.The TSM must complete the entire workshop to receive credit and should attend the workshop approximately 6 to 9 months from their separation or retirement date.
The daily agenda consists of: