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Transition Assistance Program - Spouse Education, Training and Careers
8105 Condor Street
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5313
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.
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 on 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 within 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. To get a better idea of the employment opportunities in the area, visit Career Source Tampa Bay.
For job hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry all employment related documents, resumes, DD 214 (if applicable), SF 171, SF 50, transcripts, certificates, and licenses. The M&FRC has available computers (in Bld. #38) to access and print documents.
The Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) provides services to assist separating/retiring military personnel, Guard/Reservists, DoD civilians, and their family members as they prepare to transition to the civilian workforce. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides workshops and services designed to prepare separating and retiring service members transition to the civilian workforce. Resume reviews, job research assistance, career planning, etc. TAP Resource Packet is available on the M&FRC webpage. For TAP related questions, please email 6FSS.FSH.TAP@US.AF.MIL.
For Retirement Services:
Retirement Activities Office (RAO) and Military Retiree Activities Office - Army RSO
2912 N. Boundary Blvd, Bldg 925, MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5315 contact # 813-828-4555
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Military OneSource has an abundance of information on Education/Tuition Assistance for service members and spouses https://www.militaryonesource.mil/education-employment/for-spouses/for-spouses-benefits/.
Visit Military OneSource for information for spouses.
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.
People who need assistance filling a claim online because of legal reasons, computer illiteracy, language barriers, or disabilities may call 833-FL-Apply (833-352-7759)
The annual median household income in Hillsborough County is $68,602
The Non-appropriated fund positions are predominately in the service industry (club and recreational). For current opportunities, visit NAF Human Resources.
Metro Tampa/St. Petersburg Clearwater unemployment rate is 2.3% (April 2023). 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.
Service Members are provided the TAP Resource Packet to complete and are given priority based on their transitioning dates.
The service member must complete the TAP workshop to receive credit and should attend the workshop no later than 12 months from their separation or retirement date.
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 virtually by emailing the 6FSS.FSH.TAP@US.AF.MIL. Capstones are conducted with a transition counselor, who will verify and validate that the member has met the career readiness standards.
Service members should complete the capstones no later than 90 days out from separation or retirement but no earlier than 150 days, once they have all required documents. Instructions can be found on M&FRC webpage .
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.
Career & Credential Exploration Track:
The Career & Credential 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.