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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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our services and procedures have temporarily changed. Visit the MacDill Air Force Base website or MacDill’s Military and Family Readiness Center Facebook page for current info. You can also email us at FSC.Frontdesk@us.af.mil to schedule appointments or to inquire about specific programs.
The M&FRC offers employment and transition assistance to spouses and family members of active duty, reservist, retirees and Department of Defense employees through the employment and transition assistance programs. Spouses and/or family members seeking employment in MacDill should make the M&FRC one of their first stops. The Discovery Center offers computers with internet access, printers, copy machines and a fax machine to help job seekers. A CareerSource Tampa Bay liaison is housed in the M&FRC to assist and register job seekers with Employ Florida.
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 number of job openings are elementary and secondary schools, commercial banking, offices of physicians, general medical and surgical hospitals, insurance agencies and brokerages, limited-service restaurants, computer systems design and rental services, colleges and universities, management consulting services and hospitals.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our services and procedures have temporarily changed. Visit the MacDill Air Force Base website or the MacDill Military and Family Readiness Center Facebook page for current information. You can also email us at FSC.Frontdesk@us.af.mil to schedule appointments or inquire about specific programs.
Non-appropriated fund jobs are predominately in the service industry (club and recreational). For current opportunities, visit the NAF Jobs MacDill website.
The Metro Tampa/St. Petersburg Clearwater unemployment rate is 13.1%. 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 at 813-930-7400.
The annual median household income is $50,909.
This is an event designed to validate and verify each transitioning service member has completed all required career readiness standards from the Individual Transition Plan. Capstone is currently offered every Thursday from noon-3 p.m. by emailing the M&FRC. Appointments are conducted one on one with a transition counselor, who will verify and validate that the member has met the career readiness standards.
Service members should schedule their appointment 90 days out from separation or retirement 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 provides information on how to develop a business plan, marketing, promoting and funding of a small business.
Each of the two-day tracks are in addition to the Transition Assistance Program workshop.
Career Exploration Track:
The Career Exploration Track is designed to assist those who want to research career options.
Accessing higher education track is presented by the education office and covers research of targeted colleges, the application process and funding options.
Members are provided the TAP workshop registration form during pre-separation counseling and are given priority based on their transitioning dates.
The service member must complete the workshop to receive credit and should attend the workshop about 12 months from their separation or retirement date.