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Army Community Service (ACS), B.4700 Mow-Way
Providing a Competitive Edge for Employment
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m- 4:00 p.m
Who does Employment Readiness Serve?
- Family Members of active duty Soldiers with vaild ID cards
- Eligible ID card holders such as Survivors, FMs of POW & MIA SMs.
- Active Duty service members
- Reserve and National Guard on Active Duty
- DOD Civilians
The Army Community Service Family Member Employment Readiness Program provides information and referral services in the areas of employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give the client the competitive edge needed to secure employment.
We provide current information and supportive services to minimize the employment problems associated with relocation.
FMERP answers your employment needs and requirements by providing you the following:
- Overview of employment opportunities in the local community.
- Bulletin board with current, local job announcements.
Welcome to the Employment Readiness Program, a service offered to you by Army Community Service (ACS) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma! It is my pleasure to offer you an excellent program that provides you with the latest information on employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities.
Military transitions are always a challenge. To help you thrive with success through these changes, the Employment Readiness program gives you the tools and resources to be competitive while you are stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Prior to relocating, prepare and hand carry-
- Your credentials and ensure that you have up-to-date records of employers’ address, title, etc
- Certifications (if you have hold a professional certification, call ahead to find out that the procedure is for transferring your certification to the new location.
- Update your resume.
- Contact Past Employers for Recommendations.
- Call the Employment Readiness at the new duty station.
- Make contacts at the new duty station.
- If a family member is looking for employment, but does not have a Social Security Number, obtain one before you leave your present location. For information, call the Social Security Administration which is usually listed in the white pages on the telephone directory under” Social Security”
Budget for unemployment.
- A list of income and monthly expenses (home mortgage or rent, life insurance payments, food, transportation, etc) should be developed for the first six months after you move. Do not forget to include the additional expenses related to the relocations.
- If you are a current Civil Service employee, consult your servicing CPAC office with questions about Military Spouse Preference opportunities, forms that should be hand carried, and the possibility of taking extended leave without pay.
- If employment will require background security investigation, maintain a current listing of previous residences and dates to facilitate completion of any requirements.
Collect and hand carry the following with you to your new duty assignment:
- School transcripts.
- Undated resume.
- Name, addresses, and telephone number of three references.
- These should not be your immediate supervisor.
- Professional Certifications.
- Special awards or honors.
- Letters of recommendations/appreciation from current employer.
- Volunteer career portfolio.
- Contact the Employment Readiness Office
- Survey Employment opportunities
- Prepare Resume
- Schedule Job interviews
If you desire personal assistance, plan to see the Employment Readiness Program at your installation 3 months prior to relocation and during the first three months following your arrival at the new duty station.