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Employment Readiness Program (ERP)


Resources to help with your career plan and job search.

Our office specializes in services for Military Spouses. We also proudly offer assistance to all Department of Defense ID Card Holders, to include: Active Duty Service Members, Retirees, Veterans, DoD Civilians, Active Reserve, National Guard, and Wounded Warriors.



The following courses are offered monthly. Training on additional topics can be coordinated up upon request.

  • Resume 101: Assists in preparing a current, effective resume; particular attention is paid to modernizing the resume & articulating value of the participants.  Participants will leave with structured knowledge of how to compose a competitive resume which reflects their best qualities.

    2021 Schedule
    May 13 | Jun. 10 | Jul. 8 | Aug. 12 | Sep. 9 | Oct. 14 | Nov. 9 | Dec. 9 
  • Complete Federal Resume: Explore deeper into usajobs.gov and the Federal Resume. This course will teach participants the tricks and strategies of the job search and Federal Resume format.

    2021 Schedule
    May 20 | Jun. 17 | Jul. 15 | Aug. 19 | Sep. 16 | Oct. 21 | Nov. 18 | Dec. 16
  • LinkedIn 360: Learn how to build an effective LinkedIn profile, expand your professional network, and search for career opportunities on this social media utility.

    2021 Schedule
    May 6 | Jun. 13 | Jul. 1 | Aug. 5 | Sep. 2 | Oct. 7 | Nov. 4 | Dec. 2


Register online for any class or appointment!
Visit our Facebook Page and click the "Book Now" button to be taken to our scheduler.

Find the latest on hiring events, career fairs, networking events, and other employment opportunities at JBLM Unlimited on Facebook


Specialized Programs

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Spouse Ambassador Program
A 16 week, part-time, flexible hours program designed to aid spouses wanting to reenter the workforce. Partner funding provides minimum wage pay, a business clothing stipend, and childcare cost assistance, if needed. 
► For more information, contact: melissa@pacmtn.org 

WorkSource Military Spouse Professional Fellowship
MSFP is a paid, 6 week fellowship which provides Military Spouses with the skills they need to build the careers they want. Get professional training, networking, and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce.
► For more information, contact: leogruba@careerteam.com

Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Fellowship Program
A six week syllabus where candidates are matched with companies based upon their skills and the preferences of both parties. Participating military spouses undergo exclusive on-the-job training at their host company four days a week, and spend one day a week in professional development 'huddles'. Placements are made in both scheduled cohorts and individually on an ongoing basis.
► For more information, contact: sgarza@uschamber.com


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Onward to Opportunity
O2O offers no-cost training and certification in over 40 top paying career fields and direct connections to military-friendly employers. Get certified for free in the Project Management, Human Resources, or Information Technology career fields.
Ask an ERP Counselor for more information on this program

Professional Licensure in Washington State
Washington state has actively engaged credential and licensing entities to promote transferability of skills and qualifications for veterans and military spouses. 
► Click -HERE- for more information from WorkSource WA

Military Spouse Reimbursement for Professional Licensure Fees
The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $1,000 for relicensure and certification costs resulting from relocations or PCS moves that cross U.S. state lines – to include OCONUS to stateside moves.
► Click -HERE- for a brief FAQ about the program
► Click -HERE- for more information on State Licensing Compacts


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American Corporate Partners: Military Spouse Mentorship
ACP hand-selects a Mentor for each spouse Protégé for year-long, customized, one-on-one mentorship.  Whether you are considering a new career, starting a small business or have recently moved locations, ACP has Mentors offering their assistance
Ask an ERP Counselor for more information on this program

Veterati
Create a free profile at Veterati to get unlimited access to thousands of volunteer mentors: CEOs, recruiters, entrepreneurs, managers, Veterans & civilians. Choose as many mentors in as many areas as you like.
Ask an ERP Counselor for more information on this program

Federal Employment for Military Spouses

Family Member Appointing Authorities

If you're a military spouse, you may be eligible to apply using a non-competitive process designed to help you get a job in the federal government. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. Check vacancy announcements, which should clearly state "Who May Apply".

► Federal Employment Opportunities: USAJobs
► Get more information about eligibility criteria on FedsHireVets

Additional Employment Resources
The following federal programs are available to help support military spouses with their career goals and needs:
 

The Department of Defense established the Spouse Education Career Opportunities program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections.

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies which:
⇒ Partners Fortune 500 Plus companies with ALL Military Services
⇒ Provides human resource (HR) managers with recruitment solutions – military spouses
⇒ Prepares military spouses to become competitive, “job ready” applicants
⇒ Connects military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess

 The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.  Visit MilitaryOneSource MyCAA for more information.




Looking to speak with an ERP office on another Installation? Contact information for installation ERPMs can be found at the Army Family Web Portal

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