Assistance Programs - Employment Assistance

Employment Opportunities
The Airman and Family Readiness Center offers employment and transition assistance to spouses/ family members of active duty, reservist, retirees, and DoD employee through the Employment and Transition Assistance Programs. Spouses/family members seeking employment in MacDill should make the Airman and 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 Discovery Center offers computers with Internet access, books, periodicals and a job information center to help job seekers. The unemployment rate is 12.4%.

Tampa Bay's most IN DEMAND occupations are Customer service representatives, Registered Nurses, Office Clerks, Executive Secretaries and Admin Assistants, Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks, Pharmacy Technician, Nursing Aides, Computer Software Engineers, Lawyers, Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts.

Employment Documentation
For job hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry all employment records and documents, resumes, DD 214 (if applicable), SF 50, Federal Resume, transcripts, certificates and licenses.

Non Appropriated Funds Opportunities
Non-Appropriated Fund jobs predominately in the service industry (club and recreational).

Transition Assistance
The Airman & Family Readiness Center provides services to assist separating/retiring military personnel, reservists, DoD civilians, and their family members as they prepare to transition to the civilian workforce. The Transition Assistance Program Workshop provided for military members consists of comprehensive workshops hosted at the A&FRC once a month. The A&FRC hosts a quarterly job fairs for transitioning members, and their families.

MacDill offers the departing military member (and spouse, if married) a complete range of services:

Mandatory DD2648 pre-separation counseling checklist for both Active Component and Reserve Component (DD2648-1) briefing is conducted weekly.
3-day Employment Workshop. This is a voluntary class for members seeking employment.
VA Benefits Briefing is a monthly briefing that is conducted by a Department of Veteran Affairs Representative. This is also a must attend briefing as many veterans separate without knowing of their benefits and this could have a financial impact as some benefits are time sensitive!
Tuition Assistance


For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.

Tuition Assistance for Spouses: The Air Force Aid Society offers the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program for military dependents. Applications are available online at AFAS website .