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Fleet and Family Support Center
168 Bennion Road, (Metzger Hall)
Annapolis, MD 21402
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.
Annapolis is a popular tourist area, creating plenty of employment opportunities in the service industry. Restaurant workers, hotel staff and retail salespeople are in demand. The growing medical center in Annapolis also creates a need for health care professionals. Salaries for administrative positions range from $7-$13/hour. Pay for specific skills is commensurate with experience.
Located 30 miles from Baltimore and Washington, many Annapolis residents commute to work. Traffic conditions may make this trip difficult. There are some ride-share services available.
The Relocation Assistance Program works closely with the Family Employment Readiness Program. FERP assists military spouses in finding employment when relocation occurs as well as whenever job assistance is required. FERP can help spouses choose career opportunities that are compatible with the Navy's mobile lifestyle.
Contact the Family Employment Readiness Program manager as soon as you arrive at U.S. Naval Academy /Naval Support Activity-Annapolis Area Complex to get assistance with establishing career goals and objectives in developing and refining resumes and direct you to job leads and resources. Call 410-293-2641 for more information.
Employment opportunities can be found on base at:
It is important to bring with you all necessary employment information including certifications, licenses, transcripts, resumes, standard form 171 and SF 50 if applicable. Be sure to have valid ID and Social Security card, passport or green card to document right to work in the U.S.
The Fleet and Family Support Center transition assistance manager assists active-duty military members considering retirement or separation with employment readiness assistance. Akin to Family Employment Readiness Program, the Transition Assistance Program provides pre-separation counseling, job search assistance, career assessment testing and more. FFSC Annapolis offers a five-day TAP seminar each month. Call FFSC at 410-293-2641 for more information.
Educational resources in the Annapolis area include the University of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. Residency requirements vary. Contact the registrar to determine your residency status.
Anne Arundel Community College offers dependents of military personnel assigned to Annapolis the lower in-county rate. Students must present a copy of their sponsor's orders to qualify.
My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program
For information on My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Unemployment compensation claims for military dependents relocating to Annapolis must be filed with the state where the claimant worked. Check with your home state for eligibility requirements before you move. For information about filing an unemployment compensation claim in Maryland, visit their website or call 410-368-5300.
Annapolis is a popular tourist area creating plenty of employment opportunities in the service industry. The unemployment rate for Maryland is 3.8%., and the median family income was $98,393 in 2017. The numbers for 2019 have yet to be released.