The Career Development Resource Center (CDRC) is equipped with computers for you to construct job search correspondence or surf the web for career and job search information. Current job vacancy announcements are available for military and family members in transition. As part of our self-help resources, computers are available with very useful "favorites" marked so you can surf the web to look for career opportunities and job information. Word processing is also available for writing job search correspondence.
Whether you are new to Hampton Roads or transitioning from the military to a new career, one-on-one individual assistance is available to help you make career decisions, look for employment information, or have your resume critiqued. Skilled staff will walk you through the process of workshops, career planning and job search strategies that will effectively help you with your employment needs.
Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP)
The Navy recognizes that frequent relocation associated with military lifestyle creates tremendous career challenges for military family members. The FERP program addresses those challenges in workshops, one-on-one career counseling, and with self-help resources. Current information about local labor market trends and opportunities assist with finding rewarding employment.
With over 55% of today’s military spouses working, FFSC employment assistance is a valuable resource.
Each FFSC has a Career Development Resource Center (CDRCs) to assist spouses, family members, and transitioning military personnel in finding employment.
Overview of Services
Employment-related workshops such as Interview Techniques and Resume Writing
One-on-one counseling for employment, career and transition concerns
Current job listings — access to computerized job databases and printed job listings
Electronic posting of resumes to job vacancy bulletin boards
Internet access and numerous employment resources
Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) — co-located at the Norfolk and JEB Little Creek/Fort Story sites, offering access to the VEC’s computerized job bank
A Valuable Benefit
Commercial employment services equal to those provided by FFSC cost thousands of dollars per person.
Employment experts at FFSC teach valuable job search skills which are essential throughout military and civilian careers.
Job Vacancy Announcement
Job listings are received from local and national employers daily. Opportunities from public and private companies, as well as government agencies, are available for military personnel in transition or family members to use in their job search.
The Employer Advisory Board
The Employer Advisory Board (EAB) works to foster communications between the employer and local military communities. It also is a means for employers to access some of the area's most highly trained and experienced professionals who assist service members and their families in the job search process. EAB meets four times a year and is open to all employers looking for information on how to connect with military and family members in transition.
In Hampton Roads there are a large number of military personnel and family members who are looking for employment and career opportunities! For FREE you can post your Job Vacancy Announcements (see above)! Additionally, you can participate in Job Network, an Employer Panel and our Regional Military Employment Program Employer Advisory Board. Every spring and every fall hundreds of employers participate in our Armed Forces Regional Job Fairs sponsored by a local area Chambers of Commerce and other organizations. Do not miss this opportunity to network and effectively advertise your company with our Career Development Resource Centers!
Click here for a printable handout with more information on Employer Outreach