Employment/Career Focus Program

Employment/Career Focus Program 

DSN 742-2631
Commercial: (662) 434-2631
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL:
14FSS.FSH.ColumbusAFRC@us.af.mil

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


Searching for a new job? The Airman & Family Readiness Center is the right place for you! The Employment Readiness Program provides no cost consultations, programs and services to help families in the job search process. Consultants are available to guide spouses and family members on career planning, job seeking and resume writing, as well as to help them prepare for interviews and negotiate offers. We are here to assist you if you are looking for a new career or simply a temporary job.

Click below for latest Job Announcements!

Local Job Opportunity Page

Useful Websites in Job Search and Transition

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) – consultants provide professional guidance to military spouses on careers, education and training, employment readiness and career connections.

Volt Military Heroes Program is excited to announce the launch of our powerful new Candidate Skill Assessments at http://www.voltmilitary.com/site/8417/Assessment.html.

 There’s no cost for these tests and no obligation to the program for veterans and their families. Volt is offering more than 800 specialized assessments and tutorials so that military community members can assess their proficiency in variety of skills that will help them get their desired job. These free assessments can give you an extra edge in your job search.  Veterans and military spouses bring a broad range of talent and experience to the private sector, yet the demands of military life on individuals and families can make it difficult to compete in the civilian job market. These new skill assessments are a crucial part of Volt’s commitment to offering the military community the employment support they deserve.

 We invite you to investigate the site and share it with people and organizations who will benefit from this new and free service.

 Volt offers more than 800 essential skill evaluations in a range of disciplines listed below:

  • Administrative/Clerical
  • Call Center
  • Financial
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Legal Process
  • Software Tools
  • Engineering
  • Technical
  • Information Technology

 Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) -search for jobs online that connects military spouse-friendly companies with jobs to military spouses seeking employment.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) -provides financial assistance to eligible spouses pursuing licensure, certification or an associate degree.

Employment Workshops offered on regular basis

Resumes & Interviews– A resume is the key to obtaining interviews. The Airman & Family Readiness Center can help make sure your resume advertises your skills and abilities. Then the job interview is your opportunity to market yourself and learn more about the position. We offer Resume/cover letter class every other month and set up mock interview boards on request.

Federal Employment– We offer USAJobs workshops every other month, or call and set up a one on one appointment. https://www.usajobs.gov is updated daily with excellent opportunities to join the Federal Government in such career fields as Logistics, Financial Management, and Contracting.  These appropriated funded civil service positions are paid for by money appropriated by Congress.

NAF Employmenthttps://www.nafjobs.org/ offers great opportunities to join the Federal Government as a Non-appropriated funds (NAF) employee where you can work in the services industry for the Air Force.   NAF positions can be found in the Air Force clubs, bowling centers, golf courses and many other activities and are paid from these self-generating activities.

Self-Employment– Do you want a job where you can be your own boss, set your own hours, or have the flexibility you need to raise a family and support your military career? We offer a 2 day Entrepreneur Work shop quarterly, conducted by Mississippi State University Small Business Development Center using Small Business Administration curriculum.

Local Employment Workshop- Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Bring current resume, and we will sit down with you and explore to possible employment opportunities in our area. If this day and time is not convenient, we can always schedule an appointment for one on one service. You can also be added to our employment opportunity e-mail list.

Companies in the surrounding Columbus area that can offer employment opportunities include but are not limited to:

L-3 Communications
Stark Aerospace, Inc. 
Airbus Helicopters 
Aurora Flight Sciences
M1 Services

And, don’t forget about volunteering. It is a great way to learn new skills, create important networks and gain experience while contributing to the community.

Links

Career One Stop

USA Jobs

Veterans Employment

Sep
28
Mon
DoL Vocational Track Virtual Live @ A&FRC
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
DoL Vocational Track Virtual Live @ A&FRC

Conducted by GBX Consultants, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notification and must have minimum of 8 participates to make. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

 

Sep
29
Tue
DoL Vocational Track Virtual Live @ A&FRC
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
DoL Vocational Track Virtual Live @ A&FRC

Conducted by GBX Consultants, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notification and must have minimum of 8 participates to make. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

 

Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The next Wing Newcomers Orientation will be held on Sep 15 from 8-9:15 a.m. in the Kaye Auditorium. This event is mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel. The event’s foundation is the base’s mobile App, so if you are registered, please locate and download the Columbus Air Force Base App from the App Store prior to attending. Pre-registration is required, so please contact your unit CSS to be registered. For more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701

Events are subject to change due to COVID-19, so please contact A&FRC to confirm all events

 

Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

If you need to complete Key Spouse Mentor training, Please call 434-2839/2790 for more information.

 

Oct
1
Thu
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Oct
2
Fri
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Oct
7
Wed
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC

Workshop developing resumes and cover letters that will bring results.  Please call 662-434-2790 to register.

Oct
8
Thu
Key Spouse Continuing Education
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Key Spouse Continuing Education Training.  For all Current Key Spouses. Call 434-2839 or 434-2790 for details and to RSVP.

Oct
13
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The next Wing Newcomers Orientation will be held on Sep 15 from 0800-1200. in the Kaye Auditorium. This event is mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel. The event’s foundation is the base’s mobile App, so if you are registered, please locate and download the Columbus Air Force Base App from the App Store prior to attending. Pre-registration is required, so please contact your unit CSS to be registered. For more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701

Events are subject to change due to COVID-19, so please contact A&FRC to confirm all events

 

Oct
14
Wed
Key Spouse Training @ A&FRC
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Anyone interested in attending, please contact A&FRC at 434-2839 or 434-279  for more information.