Employment Assistance

The military lifestyle presents many challenges for family members. One is staying employed and building a career while frequently transitioning. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) provides classes, resources, and support that will help your family members with employment strategies.

FMEAP Assists With:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Resume adaptations based on job
  • Wage negotiation techniques
  • Job search strategies
  • Assessing the current labor market
  • Career counseling/assessments
  • Filling unemployment gaps

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Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP)

The Family Member Employment Assistance Program primarily assists active duty military family members in achieving goals through employment, education, or volunteerism. The military mobile lifestyle presents unique challenges to spouse’s employment due to frequent relocation. Increasing employment opportunities for spouses is an important goal, and FMEAP has many initiatives to help family members find employment after relocating with the active duty service member.

FMEAP offers services to assist with the employment needs of family members and helps to identify goals and the steps to achieve them. FMEAP provides job search guidance, one-on-one assistance with federal and civilian resumes, /resumes and cover letters critiques, career counseling, mock interviewing, and other employment information.

FMEAP is not an employment agency and does not make job placements. However, FMEAP provides a liaison/referral service to local and national employers.

Employment Lab

The employment lab provides a variety of resources to assist family members with their job search. Visit the lab to conduct online job searches, and to create a professional resume and cover letter, or to send and receive free faxes for landing a job. The lab offers free internet access, informational magazines, handouts, and a reference library that has specialized books covering the entire job search spectrum that you can check out.

Visit our Work From Home eLearning Course, an online guide to help you find the perfect home-based career.

Transitional Life Skill Classes

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Resume Writing

The goal of this class is to introduce various types of resumes and cover letters. Action verbs are a focal point in writing a gratifying resume. The workshop will provide the knowledge on how to properly format resumes.

Learn Employment Application Process (LEAP)

Learn the MCCS employment application process. This class provides information on applying for jobs with MCCS to include understanding how to address Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s).

Federal Employment

The federal job search and application is very complex, in that each federal hiring agency has its own Web site.  Participants in this 2 hour class will: Learn how to apply online and tips and resources used to create a federal resume. The goal is to explain the process and give practical information to assist in applying for a federal job.

Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar (STARS)

STARS is a 3 ½ hour workshop designed to empower military spouses and to alleviate the stressors such as employment, finance, transition, and education associated with the military culture. This seminar was designed to address areas of concern for transitioning spouses to include; effects of career change, education & career programs, benefits & entitlements, financial considerations, relocation and a transition program overview. A panel of Subject matter experts will answers question on the areas listed. Spouses transitioning within 12 months or less are encouraged to attend this event.

Career and Education Fair

The goal of Career and Education Fair is designed to connect transitioning Service members and their families in direct contact with employers who provide potential employment  opportunities. In addition to career opportunities, educational institutions are available for individuals seeking to further their education.  Service providers offer resources and information pertinent to transitioning Service members and their families. Participation to attend is highly encouraged for base personnel. The Career and Education Fair correlates with the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) that prepares Marines and Sailors for the civilian workforce.