There are many job opportunities on the economy surrounding Offutt AFB. Take a proactive approach to investigating and applying for available positions once you arrive. The Omaha Labor Area, which covers four counties in Nebraska and one county in Iowa, has excellent opportunities for employment, ranging from entry level to senior management jobs and from manual labor to high tech. The average unemployment rate is much lower than the national rate.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) no longer keeps job books with listings. Please go to the www.offuttafrc.com, wwww.facebook.com/Offutt.AFRC & LinkedIn: Offutt Airman & Family Readiness Center for job postings. Spouses are also welcome to come to the center for individual consultation to aid in their job search. The A&FRC also offers a monthly resume preparation class, federal job search and a quarterly interviewing fundamentals workshop and individual resume reviews.
For job hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry all employment records and documents, resumes, transcripts, certificates and licenses.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information contact the Nebraska Workforce Development.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
For those military stationed at Offutt AFB who are planning to separate or retire, you should sign up to attend the 5-day TAP seminar, offered 19 times a year. (In addition, Offutt also offers TAP seminars exclusively for retirees. Please call the center for the dates.) The seminar fills up about three months out, so it's important to plan ahead. The Pre-Separation Counseling appointment is mandatory and is a prerequisite to registering for the TAP seminar. You are asked to schedule yourself for the mandatory briefing (offered once a week) at least 2 years out for retirees and 1 year out for separatees prior to your actual separation or retirement date.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.