Hanscom provides employment support for spouses

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  • By Tammy Cournoyer
  • Air Force‚Äôs Personnel Center Airman and Family Sustainment

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Professionals at Airman and Family Readiness Centers, including at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, stand ready to support military spouses with achieving their short and long-term employment goals regardless of where they are stationed.

Employment skills counselors Air Force-wide understand military spouses face unique challenges in the workforce, and they must be prepared to create and maintain a portable career.

“In addition to monthly employment classes, the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Hanscom has tools at our disposal to help military spouses find not only jobs, but careers that can follow them as they move around the world with their service member sponsor,” said Dan Mazzuca, Hanscom’s Transition and Employment Management Branch program manager.

Counselors like Mazzuca cover the gamut of spouse employment, from referrals for education and training, through the fundamentals of resume writing and interviewing, to assisting spouses with finding the perfect-fit job.

“We can help spouses who are just starting out in the workforce as well as those who have an established career path,” said Javonika McCree, a community readiness analyst and employment specialist at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

The Hanscom A&FRC, located in the Community Support Center, offers a wide array of classes to assist spouses, such as “Effective Job Search Strategies,” “LinkedIn: New Path to Employment,” “Effective Interviewing,” and resume writing classes.

“As a military spouse, you have access to a number of unique resources that will help you achieve your education and career goals, whether it’s finishing an undergraduate degree, pursuing a training certificate or landing a new job,” McCree added.

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, is Department of Defense initiative that seeks to strengthen education and career opportunities for military spouses by providing career exploration tools and resources. SECO offers military spouses comprehensive education and career support, including career coaches who can help with:

Career Exploration – identifying your skills, interests and aptitudes, and selecting an interesting and rewarding career
Education, Training and Licensure – acquiring the right education, technical training, license or credentials for your career goals
Employment Readiness – resources that can help you brush up on current trends, write a resume, network and hone your interviewing skills
Career Connections – opening the door to opportunities and connections through Military Spouse Employment Partnership, USAJOBS.gov, CareerOneStop and more

To learn more about SECO, visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/

“I can also provide military spouses at Hanscom with individual one-on-one appointments to explore careers or even review resumes,” said Mazzuca. “We also have a vast network of military-friendly employers looking to provide careers and jobs to military spouses.”

For further information about the Hanscom Airman and Family Readiness Center, call 781-225-2765 or visit the Community Support Center in Building 1240.

(Editor’s note: The 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs Office contributed to this article.)