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United States Marine Corps
Marine and Family Services - Family Member Employment Assistance Program
807 Hoffecker Avenue
Building 807, MCAS Beaufort
Beaufort, SC 29905
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 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC), also known as the Transition Assistance Office, Bldg. 807 has a computer laboratory with job vacancy listings, federal application software, and word processing programs for writing resumes and cover letters. The CRMC also has local job listings, a job search resource library, and a fax machine available for your use. A Family Member Employment Program counselor is available to assist with resume writing, cover letters and job searches by appointment.
Many positions exist for teachers, retail salespersons, medical workers and services related to tourism. Beaufort County is a tourist area with many jobs in restaurant service and hotel service, many located on Hilton Head Island (approximately one-hour drive from MCAS).
Clerical positions are somewhat available.
Mid/upper level management and most degreed positions are difficult to obtain. Computer and technical positions comprise 1% of available jobs. There is a lot of competition for relatively few openings.
Local Economic Climate
The largest employers in the Low Country are: Beaufort County School District, Department of Defense, Wal-Mart, Beaufort County, Beaufort County Memorial Hospital, Publix Super Markets. The most recent industries experiencing growth include: healthcare, fast food service, cashiers, construction, and hotel/motel clerks.
On Base Employment Opportunities
For more information regarding on base employment opportunities, please visit http://www.mccs-sc.com/res-inf/hr/index.shtml
For job hunting purposes, be sure to bring all employment records including resumes, federal applications, SF-50's, copy spouse's PCS order, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
Spouses and dependents of working age can contact the base Family Member Employment Assistance Program for assistance with job search and career development (843-228-6463).
The Career Resource Management Center (CRMC), also known as the Transition Assistance Office (Bldg. 807) 843-228-7701/843-228-6670/DSN 312-335-6670. The offices are equipped with a computer laboratory, job vacancy listings, and books and materials to assist with writing résumés, cover letters and performing job searches. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) is co-located with the TAMP offices. To contact the FMEAP office call 843-228-6463. The FMEAP office offers workshops such as Interviewing Skills, Résumé Writing, Job Fair Strategies, Federal Employment, and Career Decision Making.
All active duty Navy and Marines, enlisted recalled reservists are eligible for tuition assistance funding. Navy and Marines receive up to $250.00 per credit hour and up to $4500 per fiscal year for accredited programs. Navy personnel are limited to 16 semester hours per fiscal year.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit www.militaryonesource.mil or contact the Family Member Employment Assistance Program (843-228-6463).
For military spouses relocating to the Beaufort area, the available unemployment benefits are dependent on the state from which you are relocating. Some states consider relocating military spouses as eligible for unemployment benefits, while others do not. In addition, the way you file for benefits differs depending on the state from which you have relocated. Contact the Family Member Employment Assistance Program (843-228-6463) for additional information.
The Career Resource Management Center (CRMC), also known as the Transition Assistance Office, 843-228-6670 / 843-228-7701 / (DSN) 312-335-6670 / 312-335-7701, has a computer laboratory with job vacancy listings, federal application software, and word processing programs for writing resumes and cover letters. Family Member Employment Assistance Program 843-228-6463 (DSN) 312-335-6469.