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United States Marine Corps
Career Resource Center
Marine & Family Services
O'Bannon Ave. & Iwo Jima Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
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 main employment opportunities for Barstow are either government or retail industry. The median household income in this area is projected to increase 13% over the next five years, from $41,925 to $47,375. The United States is projected to have a 16% increase in median household income. The average household income in 2005 is estimated to be $51,905 while the average household income for the United States is estimated to be $63,301 for the same time frame.
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Civil service – 760-577-6479 (Building 15). Also see https://www.usajobs.gov/
Marine Corps Community Service -- 760-577-6124 (Building 218). See also https://careers.usmc-mccs.org/
Volunteering is a great way to build new skills, network, and discover employment opportunities. Call the Volunteer Program at 760-577-6675 (Building 126) and register online http://mccsbarstow.com/volunteer
To speed up the job finding process, be sure to hand carry all employment documentation with you when moving to Barstow:
The career resources office can provide transition assistance to separating and retiring service members and their families. Call the CRO at 760-830-7225 for more information. On MCLB Barstow, call760-577-6265 for additional information and schedules.
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow’s Lifelong Learning Education Center is staffed by knowledgeable personnel who can help service members and their families identify education options and tuition assistance programs available to them. Contact the education center at 760-577-6118/6018 to see if you qualify for tuition assistance.
Active-duty military personnel are eligible for in-state tuition with local state-funded institutions. Tuition assistance is an education benefit that pays 100% of the tuition and required fees. It is capped at $4,500 per fiscal year and $250 per semester unit.
Spouses of service members may qualify for up to $4000 for tuition assistance.
My Career Advancement Account
For information on My Career Advancement Account and military spouse education and career opportunities visit Military OneSource.
Unemployment Benefits may be available to relocating spouses. Visit the State of California's Employment Development Department website to apply.
Locating employment in the high desert can be challenging; however, there are jobs available both on and off the base. The CRC can help prepare you for employment opportunities. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) specifically offers career counseling, educational workshops and can assist with job searches. The DoD civilian locality pay is 32.41 % which falls under the Los Angeles-Long Beach CA salary table.
Career Resource Services is located at McTureous Hall, Building 218. For information about employment opportunities please visit or call 760-577-6265.
Employment opportunities aboard base:
Career Resources Center (CRC)
There are employment opportunities in the Barstow area for a family member to seek gainful employment. The local merchants are very willing to assist the military community by employing the family members.
Locating employment in the high desert can be challenging; however, there are jobs available both on and off the base. The CRC can help prepare you for employment opportunities. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) located at McTureous Hall Bldg. 218 specifically offers career counseling, educational workshops and can assist with job searches.