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Employment Readiness Program
Picatinny Arsenal Community Readiness & Support Center
Farley Avenue & Buffington Road
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
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.
Many employment opportunities are available near Picatinny Arsenal in the Morris County area which is the 5th largest cost living area in United States. The prospects for finding a job in the communities surrounding Picatinny Arsenal are good for secretarial skills, especially those with accurate typing, word processing and data entry/computer skills. Salary average is $15.00 per hour and for IT entry level is $17.50 per hour. Prospects are fair for professionals/paraprofessionals including nurses, computer programmers, teachers' aides (Special Education), and lab and surgical technicians. Salaries are commensurate with experience. The prospect of Federal Service Jobs is poor, with the possible exception of the Bureau of Prisons.
For information on state and county employment, go to the NJ State Employment website and click on Employment & Unemployment for information on the latest job opportunities and how to apply. The Employment Readiness manager is ready to assist your with your job search. You will be assisted with resume preparation and review and to put you in contact with prospective employers outside of the Picatinny area.
Family members stationed at Picatinny Arsenal may also find employment with national temporary employment services such as Contemporary Staffing Service, and Personnel preferred. These companies offer many clerical, administrative and professional/technical positions. A listing of these agencies with contact information and more is available at the employment Readiness office.
Employment opportunities with NAF and other agencies within Picatinny can be searched by visiting the CPOL website.
The Employment Readiness (ER) assistance office is located in the Army Community Service building 3225 to provide services to the community. The ER Manager can be reached at 973-724-7247 or DSN 312-880-7247.
Any family member who is seeking to develop a personal career must tackle the problems imposed by frequent moves. Networking before you move as well as after you arrive at your new duty station can sometimes be the key to a successful job search. Here are some tips that may help:
Hand carry your personal records. Do not entrust these documents to the packers. Consolidate your resume, reference list, certifications, licenses, transcripts and any other personal documentation that is important to you and keep these documents in a safe and easily retrievable location.
Transition Assistance is available through Military OneSource.
My Career Advancement Account
For information on My Career Advancement Account and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities visit Military OneSource.
If you are relocating to New Jersey and have worked in a different state, you must file an unemployment claim against the state where you worked previously. Some states provide special telephone numbers and/or internet addresses for filing interstate claims. In New Jersey, you may submit your claim to the State of New Jersey unemployment website.
Both Appropriated Fund and Non-Appropriated Fund employment opportunities are available at Picatinny Arsenal. There are also numerous employment opportunities off post, in various fields. The unemployment rate for Morris County is 3.2% the median household income is $117,298.