Program Helps Military Spouses Find Jobs

From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
From www.navy.mil 

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center Relocation Specialist Lisa Mastone waits for Family Employment Readiness Program presenters to answer her question concerning best practices at the third annual Work and Family Life Conference, downtown Jacksonville. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monica R. Nelson/Released)

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Commander, Navy Installations Command’s Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) is assisting Navy family members looking for employment or working to advance their careers through the Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP).

The frequent relocation of Sailors and their families provides an added challenge to Navy family members who are on the job hunt or looking to advance their careers.

“FERP offers our Navy family members workshops and individual employment search assistance,” said Connie Civiello, deputy director, Family Readiness Program. “FFSP’s goal is to help our family members with their job search and career advancement research and goals. This assistance is particularly critical now due to the current economic and employment environment.”

FFSP also offers Navy family members with free consultations from on-site, specially trained employment experts.

Navy family members should note FERP is not a job placement service. The program employment professionals provide employment assistance workshops and seminars including launching a job search, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, federal employment information, conducting self-assessments and vocational tests.

FFSP understands that not every Navy family lives near one of their centers. Some services, such as resume reviews and coaching, can be conducted by phone or email.

Navy spouses can also utilize the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Program. The program was launched on June 29, and connects military spouses with employers.

To learn more about Fleet and Family Support Programs, including FERP, visit www.FFSP.navy.mil.

For more information about the Military Spouse Employment Program, visit www.miltaryoncesource.com.

For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/.

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