Army Community Service - Employment Readiness
US Army Garrison Brussels
Unit 8100, Box 08
APO, AE 09714-9998

Phone 011-32-65-32-6815
Phone (DSN) 314-366-6815
Fax 011-32-65-32-6815
Fax (DSN) 314-366-6896

Third Thursday of each month
9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

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Employment Options

Information for the job seeker

The process of seeking and obtaining employment in Brussels is very similar to the process anywhere but, availability of jobs are more limited. As a U.S. citizen, finding employment in Brussels could be difficult but opportunities do exist. Because of Status of Forces Agreements, working on the economy requires a work permit and US personnel can lose their SOFA status when not in compliance with the SOFA agreement Therefore, most people rely on the U.S. Government as an employer. This type of employment for spouses and family members is not as plentiful in Brussels as in the larger commands such as Germany.

Getting Started

Flexibility -- Keep your options open by being flexible on position levels and employment opportunities. Limited opportunities exist with Federal, NATO, AAFES and contract positions.

Category/Status -- Know your employment category and preference status. Use your Military Spouse Preference wisely. More information can be found on or through your Employment Program Manager.

Persistence -- Trying for a few weeks then waiting for something to happen is not going to get it done. The employment process is a crawl, walk, run process and requires continued momentum. Visit the Benelux Employment Readiness Program webpage for assistance in your job search.

Student Employment

Options for teens to work are also limited. Budget permitting USAG Benelux - Brussels and the US Embassy forms offer a Summer Hire Program that runs for eight weeks. Students 14-23 are eligible for this opportunity. Students 18 and older also have an opportunity with AAFES and summer jobs. Youth Services should be contacted for information on youth employment opportunities. The Embassy program gives priority to college students or graduated seniors.

Job Search/Transition/Scholarship/Counseling

Please visit the Benelux ERP webpage for assistance in job search, transition assistance scholarships, education and career counseling and job fair information. ACS offers many Employment workshops; ranging from Resume Writing to Dress for Success to Job Search Skills and Interview Tips and Techniques. Additionally, ACS offers a Ten Steps for Federal Employment Workshop. This is the catalyst to landing that Federal Job. Additionally, ACS offers Passport Career - an online career resource that will help you explore opportunities in the U.S. and around the world. Furthermore, ACS also offers Virtual Career Library - an online resource filled with career guidance and employment services. Finally, if you are a Military Spouse and would like to work from home, there may be Telework opportunities available for you through Military OneSource and SECO. Stop by ACS to find out more or give us a call!

Employment Documentation


Organize and maintain originals and hand carry these important documents:

  • Past resumes, applications and letters of references
  • Background Check information with complete names, addresses and phone numbers.
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • College Transcripts
  • DD 214 Military Paper Work
  • SF-15 and VRA info
  • Sponsors Orders
  • Leave Without Pay documents

Contact Brussels Employment Readiness Program Manager to find out How to apply for Employment in the Brussels area.

Transition Assistance

The DOL Employment Workshops (formally called Transition Assistance Program) are open to all military members, their spouses, and civilian members contemplating leaving government service. These workshops provide the following: pre-separation counseling, career exploration, introduction/personal appraisal, government applications, and strategies for an effective job search, interviews and reviewing job offers. The pre-separation counseling, required by public law, reviews the benefits and services available to military service members and their families as they transit from the service.

Tuition  Assistance

Spouses Scholarship Program is a financial aid program managed by the Army Emergency Relief (AER). It applies to dependent spouses and children of active duty Soldiers stationed in the Benelux. To pick up an application package stop by the local Education Center or contact the Brussels Employment Readiness Program Manager. You may also fill out an application online.


For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource

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United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
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USA4 Military Families
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