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Department of the Air Force
Career Focus Program
705 Nelson Drive
Airman & Family Readiness Center
Building 323C, Room 206
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4013
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.
Offutt Air Force Base and surrounding community has a wealth of opportunities for meaningful employment and professional growth. Take a proactive approach to exploring the resources and possibilities available in the Omaha MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area). The MSA includes Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison counties in Iowa, providing a comprehensive network of prospective employment opportunities.
The A&FRC offers individual consultations for both active duty service members and their families to assist in their job search and resume review. They also offer in-depth information for military spouses regarding educational programs and financial assistance. The A&FRC also provides both federal and civilian resume classes, a military spouse education class, LinkedIn classes, and an employment community connection class to network service members and their families with information and resources on opportunities in the local area.
For real time local openings, please check out the Offutt AFB A&FRC’s Job Board.
Unemployment compensation:Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouses of newly assigned military members, transitioning members, or civilian employees. Transitioning members should contact Nebraska Workforce Development for more information. Military spouses should file for unemployment with their previous state or contact their local American Job Center for more information.
Civil Service: If interested in working on base in a federal position, to include Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF), find openings and apply for vacancies at USAjobs.
Military Spouse Career/Education Programs: For information on My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (MySECO), visit Military OneSource.
Licensure Reimbursement: Military spouses with existing licensure can receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement when moving to Nebraska. You will need Copy of PCS/PCA orders, your previous state occupational license or certification, and receipt showing Nebraska’s re-licensure fees for the same profession. Reimbursement issued through Finance.For more information and to view your states reciprocity with Nebraska check out the Department of Labor’s interstate licensure compacts.
For job-hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry all employment records and documents, resumes, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
For those military stationed at Offutt AFB who are planning to separate or retire, you should sign up to attend the 5-day TAP seminar, offered 19 times a year. ( In addition, Offutt also offers TAP seminars exclusively for retirees. Please call the center for the dates.) The seminar fills up about three months out, so it's important to plan ahead. The Pre-Separation Counseling appointment is mandatory and is a prerequisite to registering for the TAP seminar. You are asked to schedule yourself for the mandatory briefing(offered once a week) at least 2 years out for retirees and 1 year out for separatees prior to your actual separation or retirement date.
My Career Advancement Account
For information on My Career Advancement Account 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 Nebraska Department of Labor. or go to neworks.nebraska.gov. If you need further assistance call the Claims Center at 855-995-8863.
There are many job opportunities on the economy surrounding Offutt Air Force Base. The Omaha Labor Area, which covers four counties in Nebraska and one in Iowa, has excellent opportunities for employment, ranging from entry level to senior management jobs, from manual labor to high tech.
There are civilian jobs on base. For job opportunities on base, visit usajobs.gov. The unemployment rate is 3.3 %and the median household income is $63,229.