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

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Employment

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. Currently, there is a hiring freeze in effect for Army civilian jobs, but a few excepted positions do arise. 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 loose 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 exits with Federal, NATO, AAFES and contract positions.

Category/Status -- Know your employment category and preference status. Use your Military Spouse Preference wisely.

Persistence -- Trying for a few weeks then waiting for something to happen is not going to get it done. Check the ACS Job Information Board daily for a list of current employment and agencies.

Student Employment

Options for teens to work are also limited. USAG Benelux - Brussels and US Embassy forms a partnership and officer 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.

Brussels offers employment prospects for Federal, NATO, NAF and Contracts. Brussels ACS Job Information board and local website has all the information you need to obtain employment in Brussels.

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.

Employment Documentation

Paperwork/Documents

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 Transition Assistance Program is open to all military members, their spouses, and civilian members contemplating leaving government service. TAP provides the following: pre-separation counseling, career exploration, introduction/personal appraisal, government applications, 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.

MyCAA

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


Associated Links

MyCAA
Career Advancement Accounts for Military Spouses

Employer Support of Guard and Reserves
Find job advice and listings.

Office of Personnel Management
Provides access to all official federal jobs as well as links to other government resources.

Department of Labor
Provides access to all official employment statistics and opportunities.

DoD Commissaries
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.

Stars and Stripes
Current editions for European, Mid East and Pacific newspapers.

Army OneSource
Comprehensive information on all Army Community Services and QOL support.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

USA4 Military Families
Seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership
Military spouses find a job with military friendly employers and learn job search skills from Military OneSource. Employers can register a job online.

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