Employment Readiness Program (ERP)

Where Career Success Begins…

The Employment Readiness Program offers information and referral services and assistance to military Spouses; active duty military; retired military; active Guard and Reserve; DoD civilians; and all immediate Family Members in the areas of employment, training and volunteer opportunities. The services are designed to give you the competitive edge necessary to secure employment and advance your career. Services include hiring events, career counseling and training, employment and education information, volunteer opportunities, internet job search and assistance in resume writing and goal setting.

ERP-CalendarERP offers one on one counseling as well as workshops to help you get started.

• Employment Orientation
• Resume Writing Workshop
• 10 Steps to a Federal Job
• Networking and Interviewing


virtual-careerERP offers a Virtual Career Library, a 3D digital career library featuring over 6,000 pages of comprehensive job search education and career guidance resources.

The Virtual Career Library also includes the following:
• Virtual career classroom
• Hiring and Employment news videos
• Digital career books
• College and career school finder
• Career exploration videos
• Virtual job bank, and more.


passport-careerAccess the U.S. Army Career Passport System to explore opportunities in the USA and around the world.  You may be relocating to a new city, seeking a job, internship or professional development opportunity.  The Army’s Passport Career Center system provides resources, guidance, strategies and tools to help you make your career move! View Registration key and Instructions

ERP also offers a downloadable App which features the following tools:
• Military Spouse Programs
• Conducting job searches
• Interview tips
• Information on Resume writing styles
App is available for Smart phones using the following platforms: Apple App Store, Blackberry App World and Google play.


USAJOBSThe Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.




spouseExecutive Order 13473 and Priority Placement Program – for Military Spouses (PPP-S)

As you apply for federal positions under the "Who May Apply" section you may see there is often an option for spouses to apply under EO 13473.  In addition some positions are open for military spouses who have registered for the PPP-S program.

Spouses are eligible under EO 13473 and PPP-S for two years from the date orders were issued bringing the service member and spouse/family to a new duty location.   Every time you PCS with an active duty service member your 2 year eligibility kicks in again.

You must be within commuting distance of the orders – for example if the active duty service member is on orders to Texas and the service member’s  spouse stays in Hawaii or moves to another location outside of the commuting area of the orders the spouse is not eligible under EO 13473 and PPP-S.

In order to be accepted for PPP-S here in Hawaii you will need to take a comprehensive narrative federal resume, copy of orders and marriage certificate and any other certificates, licenses that relate to your profession to an appointment with an HR specialist at CPAC. You must call CPAC first to set up the appointment (808)438-2560.  PPP-S allows you to be considered for DOD positions.  The HR Specialist will evaluate your resume and credentials to determine the job series and pay grade that you would be qualified. 

If you need to work on your federal resume the Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is available to assist you.  We have regular federal resume workshops “10 Steps to a Federal Job”.  You may register at:

Follow this link to information for veterans applying for federal positions:

When you set up your profile in USA Jobs you are recommend to check all of the preferences/authorities to which you have eligibility – as a military spouse and or a veteran.



Hiring-eventHiring Events: The Army Community Service (ACS) Employment Readiness Program proudly
hosts/sponsors hiring events on and off the installation. Hiring events such as job fairs, and employer visits, offer golden opportunities for military Spouses to network with employers and potentially land interviews or jobs. (The participating employers are committed and dedicated in hiring military Spouses.)


Resources and Information

Military-spouse-employment-partnershipMilitary Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP): An expanding partnership between military Spouses
seeking employment and corporate businesses committed to providing meaningful and portable careers. Military Spouses are encouraged to visit to find employment opportunities and post resumes.



Military Spouses Career Advancement Account Program (MyCAA): The program is offered to eligible military Spouses as part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program.
• Eligibility restricted to spouses of active duty E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 serving on Title 10 orders.
seco-logo-sm• Financial assistance limited to $4,000
• Financial assistance must be used three years from the start date of the first class.
• Financial assistance may only be used for an Associate Degree, occupational license or credential.
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Employment Readiness Online Resources

Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP):
Hiring Our Heroes:
Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO):
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA):
ONET Interest Profiler – Career Assessment my Next Move:
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook:
College Navigator:
College Board:
DOE Database of Accredited Academic Institutions:
Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Fast Web College Scholarships:
DOL Scholarship Search:
GI Bill:
Schofield Barracks Education Center:

State of Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing:

Hire Net Hawaii:
America’s Job Exchange:
Army& Air Force Exchange:
Hawaii Jobs
American’s Job Bank:
Monster Board:
Career Builder:
The Riley Guide:
Cool Jobs:
Job Monkey:
Overseas Recruiting:
Military Spouse Resources:
Military Spouse Career Net:
Overseas Jobs:
Spouse Job Search:

State of Hawaii Job Listings:
University of Hawaii Jobs:

OPM Official Site for all federal job listings:
OPM Classifications Standards for General Schedule Jobs:
OPM Classifications Standards for Wage Grade Jobs:
Fed World Department of Commerce Federal Government Information:
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service:
Federal Bureau of Prisons:
Defense Link:
Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk:
DODDS System:

NAF JOBS in Hawaii
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam:
Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay:

Accountemps a RH Company:
Adecco Staffing:
Altres / Altres Medical:
Bishop & Co:
Dunhill Professional:
Kelly Services:
Kumabe HR Human Resources and staffing:
Labor Ready:
Nursefinders Staffing:
Island Temporary Nursing:
Office Team RH: A Robert Half company:
Remedy Intelligent Staffing:
Snelling Personnel Services:
Staffing Solutions of Hawaii:
Westaff Hawaii:

Soldier For Life:
Troops to Teachers:
Veterans Employment Center:
Helmets to Hardhats:
Military Employment:
Military Candidates Inc:
Corporate Gray:

Dellew Corporation:
Lockheed Martin:
Booz Allen & Hamilton:
BAE Systems:
Computer Service Corp:
Bell Helicopter:
North Grumman Corporation:
General Dynamics:
CACI International:
TEK systems Inc:
Camber Corporation:
Chenega Advanced Solutions & Engineering LLC:
Ventura Technology:
Island Palm Communities:
Wackenhut Corporation

Hawaii Pacific Health:
Wahiawa General Hospital: 
Aloha Care:
Aloha United Way:
Alu Like Inc.:
CareResource Hawaii:
Castle Medical Center:
Catholic Charities:
Child & Family Service:
Columbia-Arora Joint Venture:
Diagnostic Lab Services:
Hospice Hawaii Inc:
Care Hawaii:
Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP:
Waikiki Health Center:
Department of Human Services:
PACT Parents and Children Together:
Goodwill Hawaii Inc.:
Easter Seals Hawaii:
The Salvation Army:
Waikiki Community Center:
Lanakila Pacific Rehabilitation Center:
Valley Health Care Systems:

Substitute Teacher in Hawaii Pubic Schools:
Teacher Hawaii Public Schools:
University of Hawaii Jobs:
Hawaii Pacific University:
Chaminade University of Honolulu:
Wayland Baptist University:


The dissemination of information about Spouses/Veterans/Military Service Organizations on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Army or this office of the non-Federal entities listed on this website.