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United States Marine Corps
Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP)
Bldg. 244, ste 101
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863
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 Opportunities on Base
Hawaii has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States; it means that there are definitely jobs available here. On the other hand, the Hawaii job market is very competitive as the high cost of living creates a great demand for jobs. Minimum wage positions, especially in the tourist related industries, are abundant.
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)
Looking for a job? Marine Corps Community Services employs more than 700 people in retail, food and hospitality, fitness, child and youth activities, water safety, logistics and administration. For the latest postings click the link for MCCS NAF Job Listings or call the MCCS Personnel Office Job Vacancy Line at 808-254-7629. Postings are updated weekly. If you would like to speak to a MCCS Personnel representative, please call 808-254-7632.
The Family Member Employment Assistance program is located in Bldg. #579 on Reed Road, near the Officers club on Marine Corps Base Hawaii and assists family members, retirees, reservists and active duty personnel looking for employment. This is accomplished through a variety of services, seminars and special employment recruitment -- all at NO COST. These services include:
Make sure to bring with you all employment records and information, resumes, transcripts, certificates, and licenses. Call 808-257-2653 with questions or clarification on services.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Transition Readiness Program (TRP) provides help to Marines and Sailors who are separating or retiring from the military by offering important information and assistance on how to make a successful transition into civilian life.
TRP counselors assist service members in all areas of transition. One-on-one counseling, instruction, and assistance are available as needed. However, one-on-one counseling does not satisfy the requirement for pre-separation counseling or attendance at the TRP Workshop. It is encouraged that service members reach out to TRP about a year prior to separation to start the process. Waiting until a few months before separation can cause delays because of the high volume of participants. Call the Marine Corps Base Hawaii TRP office at 808-257-7790 or 808-257-7796 for more information.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information please contact the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
The Family Member Employment Assistance Program with Marine and Family Programs provides valuable employment assistance and accurate, timely information about how to find employment in Hawaii for family members of Marines, sailors, reservists and retirees. Call FMEAP at 808-257-2653 for further assistance.