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

Jun
23
Wed
EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) Orientation @ A&FRC
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) Orientation @ A&FRC

EFMP Orientation 

Overview: The orientation will discuss the integrated process of EFMP, component missions: Assignments (A), Medical (M), and Family Support (FS), who we are, roles and responsibilities and resources and services.  Participants will also have an opportunity for questions and answers.

Please call 662-434-2790/3323 to sign up. 

Jun
24
Thu
Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ A&FRC
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Updated information about relocating held at AFRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and A&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2701 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Jun
29
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
  A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Normally conducted once a month for military and civilian newcomers to the base.

. 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

 

Jun
30
Wed
EFMP Families Bowling Event @ AFRC
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
EFMP Families Bowling Event @ AFRC

This Event is for EFMP Families for free bowling.  call 662-434-3323 or email: jamey.coleman.1@us.af.mil to register.

Jul
1
Thu
Key Spouse Mentor Training (via Zoom) @ A&FRC
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Jul
7
Wed
Federal USAJobs Workshop @ A&FRC
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

usajobsWorkshop on writing resumes, applications, and job search. Learn how to maneuver the federal job website and prepare a federal resume.

Class size limited to 10, Masks are required.

Must sign up in advance–call 434-2631 or 434-2790.

Jul
8
Thu
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome Via Zoom @ A&FRC
Jul 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This spouse orientation program is designed for spouses new to the military or new to Columbus AFB. This is a great opportunity to increase knowledge of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available programs and services in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends while learning more about Air Force life. To register and more information please call (662) 434-2839 or 662-434-2790.

 

spouses

Jul
12
Mon
Key Spouse Continuing Education via Zoom
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Continuing Education via Zoom

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

Jul
13
Tue
“Cancelled” Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
"Cancelled" Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
  A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Normally conducted once a month for military and civilian newcomers to the base.

. 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

 

Jul
19
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 19 – Jul 23 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at AFRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Seminars on: Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Financial Planning, Health Benefits, MS Dept of Employment Security, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Disabled TAP, Dept of Labor TAP portion. Preseparation counseling is required before attending. Recommend attendance 8 – 12 months prior to separation/retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend with their sponsor. To register call (662) 434-2839.