Naval Message on Spouse Employment

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SUBJ: FAMILYGRAM 05-11 SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT//
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SUBJ/FAMILYGRAM 05-11 – SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT//

RMKS/1. FINDING EMPLOYMENT OR ADVANCING A CAREER CAN BE DEMANDING FOR ANYONE, BUT WITH THE MOBILITY OF THE NAVY LIFESTYLE, IT PRESENTS UNIQUE CHALLENGES FOR NAVY SPOUSES. IN THIS FAMILYGRAM, WE WILL FOCUS ON A FEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

A. MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (MSEP). THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHED A NEW PARTNERSHIP ON JUNE 29, 2011, DESIGNED TO CREATE MEANINGFUL, LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY SPOUSES BY CONNECTING THEM WITH EMPLOYERS. THESE EMPLOYERS ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING THE ESSENTIAL 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES MILITARY SPOUSES POSSESS. MICROSOFT, HOME DEPOT, STARBUCKS AND THE NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ARE JUST A FEW OF THE OVER 60 COMPANIES THAT HAVE PLEDGED THEIR SUPPORT. THE MILITARY ONESOURCE SPOUSE CAREER CENTER AND THE FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTERS (DISCUSSED IN MORE DETAIL BELOW) PROVIDE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE TO AID SPOUSES IN BECOMING COMPETITIVE, JOB READY APPLICANTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MSEP AND TO VISIT THE JOBS BOARD, GO TO:
WWW.MILITARYONESOURCE.COM/MOS/FINDINFORMATION/CATEGORY/MILITARYSPOUSEEDUCATION
ANDCAREER/MSEP.ASPX.

B. FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC). YOUR LOCAL FFSC PROVIDES WORKSHOPS AND INDIVIDUALIZED ASSISTANCE WITH JOB SEARCHES. WITHIN THE FAMILY EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM (FERP), THE FFSC PROVIDES NAVY FAMILY MEMBERS WITH NO COST CONSULTATIONS FROM ON-SITE, SPECIALLY TRAINED EMPLOYMENT EXPERTS. THE GOAL IS TO HELP FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THEIR JOB SEARCH, PARTICULARLY AS THEY ARE IMPACTED BY THE CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY AND LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS. ALTHOUGH FERP IS NOT A JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE, ITS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS OFFER FAMILY MEMBERS VALUABLE EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS THAT INCLUDE TOPICS ABOUT LAUNCHING A JOB SEARCH, CAREER PLANNING, RESUME
WRITING, INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES, FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION, CONDUCTING SELF-ASSESSMENTS AND VOCATIONAL TESTS. IF YOU DON’T LIVE NEAR AN FFSC, SOME SERVICES, SUCH AS COACHING AND RESUME REVIEWS, CAN BE DONE OVER THE PHONE OR VIA E-MAIL. VISIT THE FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS WEBSITE AT WWW.FFSP.NAVY.MIL.

C. THE MILITARY SPOUSE CORPORATE CAREER NETWORK (MSCCN) IS A NONPROFIT CORPORATE DIRECT-HIRE AND TRAINING PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY A NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF EMPLOYERS. IT IS OPERATED UNDER CONTRACT BY DOD AND CONTAINS INFORMATION ON EVERYTHING FROM JOB SEARCHES TO CAREER ADVICE. THROUGH MSCCN, YOU WILL WORK WITH AN APPLICANT SPECIALIST, HAVE ACCESS TO VIRTUAL AND LIVE WORKSHOPS AND MORE. GO TO WWW.MSCCN.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

D. MILITARY ONESOURCE (MOS) SPOUSE CAREER CENTER (SCC). THE SCC OFFERS MILITARY SPOUSES COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT THE PURSUIT OF PORTABLE CAREERS. CONSULTANTS WORK WITH SPOUSES TO EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS, CREATE A PLAN OF ACTION THAT CONSIDERS FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS, EDUCATION AND TRAINING RESOURCES, CREDENTIAL/LICENSE INFORMATION, AND (FOR ELIGIBLE SPOUSES) THE MILITARY SPOUSE CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNTS PROGRAM (MYCAA). THE CONSULTANTS WILL ALSO HELP SPOUSES PERFECT RESUMES AND HONE INTERVIEWING SKILLS. SCC CONSULTANTS HELP SPOUSES GET THE RIGHT JOB, IN THE RIGHT CAREER, BY LEVERAGING EXISTING RESOURCES SUCH AS MSEP, USAJOBS.GOV AND CAREER ONE STOP. ALL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE 24/7 BY PHONE AT 1-800-342-9647 OR ACCESSING WWW.MILITARYONESOURCE.COM AND GOING TO THE CAREER AND EDUCATION TAB AND CLICKING SPOUSE CAREER CENTER.

E. CAREER ONE STOP. CAREER ONE STOP IS A DEPARTMENT OF LABOR-SPONSORED WEBSITE OFFERING INFORMATION ON OCCUPATIONS, PAY AND BENEFITS, SELF-ASSESSMENTS, CAREER RESOURCES, AND WORK FORCE SERVICES LOCATORS. GO TO WWW.CAREERONESTOP.ORG/MILITARYSPOUSE.

F. MILITARY HOMEFRONT. THE MILITARY HOMEFRONT WEBSITE PROVIDES IMPORTANT SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION THROUGH ITS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) PAGES AT WWW.MILITARYHOMEFRONT.DOD.MIL/TF/SPOUSEEMPLOYMENT (LOWERCASE) AND
WWW.MILITARYHOMEFRONT.DOD.MIL/TF/SPOUSEEMPLOYMENT/BENEFITS (LOWERCASE).

G. FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT. FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON), VISIT THE DON CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITE AT WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/DONHR/EMPLOYMENT/MILSPOUSES/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX. HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOU AS A MILITARY SPOUSE AND A LINK TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL JOBS WEBSITE, USAJOBS.

H. TURBOTAP. ACCESS ON-DEMAND COURSES VIA YOUR CAREER DECISION TOOLKIT TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE AND BECOME PREPARED FOR TRANSITION INTO THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE. LIVE ON-LINE LEARNING IS AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. ATTEND A SESSION FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME OR ANYWHERE BROADBAND INTERNET AND PHONE ARE AVAILABLE. REGISTER FOR SESSIONS AT WWW.TURBOTAP.ORG.

2. LINKS ARE OFFERED AS A CONVENIENCE AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. THEIR INCLUSION HERE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OR AN APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ON ANY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR OPINIONS OF THE EXTERNAL PROVIDERS. THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR THE CONTENT OF EXTERNAL SITES.

3. POINT OF CONTACT: MS. BETTY TALLEY, OPNAV N135F, AT (901) 874-4299/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL BETTY.TALLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

4. RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE B. EASTER, N1 (ACTING).//

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