Employment/Career Focus Program

Employment/Career Focus Program 

DSN 742-2631
Commercial: (662) 434-2631
FAX: (662) 434-2483

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

AFJAG Military Spouse Hiring Program Information Sheet

Employment Newsletter – Jan 2022

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.


Career One Stop

USA Jobs

Veterans Employment

Dept of VA Benefits & Services @ AFRC
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dept of VA Benefits & Services @ AFRC


This course explains how to navigate your transition journey with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and services, including: supporting yourself and your family, getting career ready, finding a place to live, maintaining your health, and connecting with your community.

To register call (662) 434-2631.


Federal USAJobs Workshop @ A&FRC
Jul 6 @ 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.

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

Key Spouse Initial Training @ A&FRC
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Key Spouse Initial Training @ A&FRC

<>Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 662-434-2839 or 662-434-2790 for details.


Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 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


Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ A&FRC
Jul 13 @ 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.



Heart Link/Spouse Welcome at AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 14 @ 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.



Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 18 – Jul 22 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC


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) 434-2631.

Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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


Key Spouse Continuing Education via Zoom
Jul 28 @ 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.