Family Employment Readiness
Corner of Quilter Street and Shaw Avenue
MCAS Yuma, AZ 85369-9132
Phone (DSN) 312-269-2680
Fax (DSN) 312-269-3723
Local Economic Climate
Arizona is a right to work state, which typically means that wages are lower. The largest employers in Yuma and the surrounding area are Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), MCAS Yuma, and Yuma Regional Medical Center. There are approximately 14-17 federal agencies in Yuma. There is very little industry in Yuma and the surrounding areas. As new businesses come to Yuma wages and employment opportunities have increased. As is the case in most regions, there is a severe shortage of nurses and are still in high demand. With the poor economic conditions nationwide, Yuma has been especially hard hit. For information regarding Federal Employment (GS positions) at MCAS Yuma, visit their website. For a list of current MCCS positions on base visit the MCCS Installations website.
The Career Resource Management Center, 928-269-3159/5181, along with its Family Member Employment Assistance Program, 928-269-2680 is located in Bldg. 852, The NAFI Human Resources Office, located in building 633, (928-269-2209), and the Human Resources Office (HRO), located at Avenue 3E, Trailer #1975, (928-269-2240) should also be early stops for those seeking employment.
Currently, unemployment figures are 29%, almost three times the national average. Wages in the agricultural industry and service sector start at minimum wage: $7.80. Secretarial and clerical jobs earn about $10.00 hourly, and food service workers start at $7.80. Due to the general downturn in the economy, Yuma currently has limited employment opportunities. Part-time employment is very limited.
Good Prospects: Nursing, Clerical, Food Service, Sales, and Behavioral Health Professionals
Fair Prospects: Education, Social Services, Medical & Dental Front/Back Office, Veterinarian Assistants, Bookkeeping/Accounting
Poor Prospects: Computer Programming and Secretarial
Your Installation Family Member Employment Specialist can help you with:
Executive Order 13473, dated September 28, 2008, authorized the noncompetitive appointment of certain military spouses to competitive service positions; this became effective September 11, 2009. Please contact your Family Member Employment Assistance Program Specialist for details or visit FEDSHIREVETS for more information.
For job hunting purposes, be sure to bring with you all employment records and information, resumes, transcripts, certificates, and licenses. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is also required. These documents include but are not limited to a birth certificate issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction or territory or the U.S. State Department, U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship, U.S. passport, Social Security card and/or Alien Registration Receipt Card.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information please contact the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Transition Assistance Management Program
The Career Resource Management Center/Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) provides career/employment assistance, vocational/educational guidance, and transition information to separating Marines and their family members. The tools and information provided enable all separating Marines and their family members to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.
Transition services are available to all Marines and their family members who are within 12 months of separation or 24 months of retirement. Pre-separation counseling and the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop are mandatory for all separating Marines.
The Transition Assistance Program aboard MCAS Yuma offers the following quality programs and services:
For additional information, contact your local Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) office at 928-269-3159.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
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