A new career center at MacDill Air Force Base is offering separating service members assistance with their job search needs as they transition into post-military careers.
Its services — including job search assistance, resume review, employer information sessions and recruitment events — also are expected to make it easier for more Air Force veterans to stay in the Tampa area.
“Right now, we know that about six out of every 10 who transition out of the military at MacDill end up somewhere else than Tampa,” said Scott DeThomas, the outgoing base commander said at the center’s opening last week. “There are a lot of great resources that want to help. Unfortunately, the military does not have a lot of resources to make available,” he said, reported the Tampa Tribune.
The center will connect veterans with current job openings and host employers who are recruiting for openings they need to fill.
“We believe this initiative will provide an efficient process for veterans to find employment and an effective method of talent recruitment for employers,” said CareerSource Tampa Bay President and CEO Edward Peachey.
The CareerSource Tampa Bay MacDill Transition Center is a supplement to DOD’s Transition Assistance Program, DeThomas said.