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United States Marine Corps
Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP)
Bldg TT-2473 Iwo Jima Blvd
Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543
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.
Employment for spouses is not easy to obtain. Most jobs are in the service industry and pays minimum wage.
Good Prospects: Fast food and assembly workersFair Prospects: Civil Service and Non-Appropriated Funds. Good for dependents.Poor Prospects: Business and Industry
Contact the Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) at Marine & Family Programs, as soon as you receive your orders and as soon as possible after your arrival. The Employment Assistance Counselor will assist you in establishing career goals and objectives; provide training and education; provide direction and information; assist in developing and refining resumes and interviewing skills; and direct you to job leads and resources.
There are many opportunities for volunteer work aboard the installation or in the community. Contact the Volunteer coordinator.
For job hunting purposes; be sure to bring with you all employment records and information, resumes, SF-171 or OP-612, transcripts, certificates, licenses, SF-50 and letters of reference.
This is a Department of Defense program that provides a hiring preference for military service personnel and their family members who have been affected by the downsizing of our military forces. Transition Assistance Program preference applies to positions graded as NF-3 and below and equivalent hourly paid positions. If you have been affected by the military downsizing, you may qualify for this special preference in the selection process. For more information, click here.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information contact the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.
Employment for spouses may be a challenge, depending on their chosen field. A great number of job opportunities in Onslow County are in the service and retail industry.
Unemployment in the Jacksonville area is 5.5%. The median household income is $46,141. Contact one of the Family Member Employment Assistance Program counselors at Marine and Family Programsor call 910-450-1676 or DSN-312-750-1676 as soon as you receive your orders or as soon as possible after your arrival.