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Military and Family Readiness Center
Provides employment assistance counseling and referral for spouses of active duty personnel at Elmendorf, DoD civilians and family members, and retirees. Call 552-4943 for more information or an appointment.

Army Community Service - Employment Readiness
To assist eligible family members and military id card holders who are relocating as a result of a military or civilians sponsor's PCS by providing accurate, timely information along with supportive services necessary to minimize the employment problems associated with such moves.

Employment Readiness Program maintains liaison with the Civilian Personnel Office (CPAC/NAF) and other on and off post agencies, to provide a full range of employment related services and assistance to family members in their job search and career development

tabMilitary and Family Readiness Center 
The Military and Family Readiness Center provides employment assistance counseling and referral for spouses of active duty personnel at Elmendorf, DoD civilians and family members, and retirees. Call 552-4943 for more information or an appointment.

Services include:

-- Individual job search assistance based on assessment of individual job search skills
-- Training and assistance for groups and individuals to provide most effective job searching methods and techniques
-- Classes offered for all aspects of job search process, e.g., resume writing, networking, interviewing
-- Client referral and follow up maintained day by day.
-- State of the art computer software and hardware available by appointment to support creation of all job search paperwork including resumes and various applications
-- Mock interviews provided on request to enhance job interviewing skills
-- Current local job listings available daily
-- Local networking opportunities and contacts provided

The Anchorage economy is essentially a service economy with extremely limited technical/industrial/manufacturing activity. Generally, opportunities for employment are good but tend to be affected significantly by seasonal trends. Much of the Anchorage economy is sensitive to summer tourism but most new arrivals are successful within four to six weeks when seeking position in general office clerical, banking, retail sales, and labor. Finding professional positions may take up to 12 weeks or more as opportunities are limited. Since the civilian population annual turnover (20 percent) is unusually large, military spouses may find guaranteed tour lengths a marketing asset in the local economy. Many employers actively seek to hire military spouses because of the broad base of varied experience accrued by having to find new jobs with each permanent change of station. A useful source of employment assistance is available through the local state employment service, located at 3301 Eagle Street, Anchorage, 99510. Many local employers use this office exclusively for recruiting new employees. Information on private sector jobs, unemployment insurance, veterans programs, vocational counseling, and state jobs is available. General information on services available may be obtained by calling 907-269-4800. The Job Line number is 907-269-4770. The state employment service can also assist you with information on where to write for occupations requiring certification/licensing.

tabArmy Community Service - Employment Readiness 
Employment Readiness Program ERP

(907) 384-6716 & DSN (317) 384-6716
Building 600 Room A112

JBER ACS Employment Readiness Program (ERP) goal is to assist eligible Family members find appropriate, timely re-employment in the Anchorage area. By providing support services assistance with applications via NAF Jobs

ERP maintains a current job opening register and referral service from the office located Building 600, Room A112.

ERP works closely with human resource professionals on and off-post in pursuit of employment for registered clients. A variety of helpful job-search seminars are also offered each month at Army Community Service ranging from "Career Planning" to "Interviewing and Salary Negotiations Skills" and "Dressing for Success."

tabEmployment Links 
--  NAF Jobs

-- Commissary, call (907) 580-4425 or visit website

--  BX/PX, call (907) 753-4422/7242 or visit

-- Alaska Pacific University

-- Anchorage School District

-- Municipality of Anchorage

-- Alaska Job Center Network (extensive private sector listing in Alaska Job Bank, and "how to" instructions for on line application for state employment using WORKPLACE ALASKA)

-- Alaska Div. of Occupational Licensing

-- US Army Jobs

-- Civil Service (general)

-- Alaska Job Bank

-- Hope Community Resources

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