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Military & Family Readiness Center
53147 Kansas Street
Bldg. 732, Suite 105
McConnell AFB, KS 67221-3606
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 first step to finding employment in Wichita is to start preparing your resume, complete employment applications and practice interviewing techniques. Your Employment Assistance Program Manager at your current base can help you in these areas. Only a small percentage of jobs are listed with employment agencies or in the newspaper classified ads. Job searchers should check online websites and should approach individual businesses, both small and large, for openings.
Spouses/family members seeking employment in Wichita should make the Military & Family Readiness Center one of their first stops. Job seekers can access a multitude of information and resources to get their job search off to a good start. The Resource Center offers computers with internet access for resume-writing, sample resumes and cover letters, and access to hundreds of job search websites all at your fingertips.
The following services are available at the Military & Family Readiness Center: resource room, resume assistance, data on area employers, job referral, MBTI and individual counseling.
NAF Human Resources Office
The Human Resources Office is located in building 732. Job postings are listed on https://www.USAJobs.gov. Unless otherwise stated, the positions listed are positions without guaranteed hours or benefits.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all jobs filled through this office. We accept these applications in anticipation of vacancies. A list of these positions is available. We strongly encourage you to apply for all the positions you are interested in because by the time you hear about a position, it may already be filled. If you would like further information, please call (316) 759-1612.
Good ProspectsMost available jobs are in the medical field, clerical, aircraft manufacturing, sales and services.
Fair ProspectsSome opportunities for employment exist in education, construction, retail trade, finance, insurance, and real estate.
Employers in the Wichita area are very receptive to hiring military families. A full listing of employers in the Wichita Metro Area is available through the Military & Family Readiness Center, Employment Resource Office. The unemployment rate for Sedgwick county is 3.3%.
For job-hunting purposes, it is important to hand-carry documents such as employment records, resumes, SF 171, SF 50, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information and training to ensure service members transitioning from active duty are prepared for their next step in life - whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business.
TAP is a cohesive, modular, outcome-based program that bolsters and standardizes the opportunities, services and training that service members receive to better prepare them to pursue their post-military career goals. The curriculum is designed to provide service members with the resources, tools, services and skill-building training needed to meet Career Readiness Standards. Shortly before departing the military, service members demonstrate achievement of these standards to their command through a verification process called the Capstone. This process includes an opportunity to connect service members who may need additional assistance to agency partners who provide them with additional support.
The TAP process must be initiated no later than 365 days before separating or retiring. Service members should start TAP up to 24 months before retiring or up to 18 months before separation. TAP requirements include:
Two-Day Training TracksThe TAP process includes service member selection of one of the two-day training tracks below. Service members may attend more than one track, but must attend at least one (unless exempt).
Contact the Military & Family Readiness Center at (316) 759-6020 for more information.
My Career Advancement Account
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military One Source - Spouse Education & Career Opportunities..
Spouse Re-Licensure/Re-Certification Reimbursement Program
The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $1,000 for re-licensure and certification costs resulting from relocations or PCS moves that cross U.S. state lines - to include OCONUS to stateside moves. Visit Military One Source - Spouse Education & Career Opportunities for more details.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information contact the Kansas Department of Labor. Kansas statute considers military spouses who are forced to leave their position due to their spouse's military orders as an involuntary separation from work and therefore eligible for unemployment insurance.
The unemployment rate in Sedgwick County is 3.3% compared to the national rate of 3.4% as of May 2023. The median household income is $56,374 for Wichita and $64,521 for Kansas.