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Employment Readiness Program (ERP)

Employment Readiness Program (ERP)

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) offers resources to help with your career plan and job search. Whether you’re a military spouse or Family member who just moved to a new installation, Retiree, or DoD civilian looking for new opportunities, or active duty Military, active Reserve, National Guard member, or Wounded Warrior, we’re here to help.

Our services include:

  • Up-to-date information on local, national, and international employment opportunities, job market trends and education, and volunteer resources
  • Classes and seminars on self-assessment and career exploration, resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success, networking, and entrepreneurship.
  • Résumé critiques
  • Career counseling and individual career assessments
  • Job fairs and other hiring events
  • Teen/youth employment information
  • Computers with internet access, résumé-writing software, and typing tutorials
  • Virtual Career Library access

Contact your Employment Readiness Program manager (ERPM) for more information. 

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) provides information and referral services on employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give Family members the competitive edge needed to secure meaningful employment. ERP offers up-to-date information on available employment opportunities, market and job trends, education, and volunteer resources to help individuals make informed decisions when seeking employment. Services offered by the ERP include classes and seminars related to employment:

Career exploration

Resume writing

Interviewing techniques

Dressing for success

Networking

Entrepreneurship

Individual career assessment and counseling Contact your Employment Readiness Program Manager for more information!

 

Resources
Classes and Workshops

To view the 2021 ERP Class Schedule, click here.

Job Search Skills Workshop

  • Writing a Winning Resume
  • Federal Resume Writing Class
  • Ace Your Next Job Interview!
  • LinkedIn & Your Job Search

Spouse Employment Orientation

  • Are you a military spouse new to the area and seeking employment? The Employment Readiness Program delivers orientation weekly to educate spouses on services available to them and employment opportunities in the local area. Orientation is held at ACS, Bldg. 2494, Ricker Road, every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Please call +1 (915)569-5838 to sign up for the orientation.

 

Computer Training

  • Online Computer & Software Training: Learn basic computer skills as well as popular software programs like MS Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint by visiting www.free-ed.net.  All classes are delivered in an online format and are available at no cost.
Hiring Fair List of Employers
Employment Class Registration

Orientation classes are held every Wednesday morning beginning at 10am virtually on Microsoft Teams. Prior registration is required. Please call 915-569-5838 or 915-569-5873 to register. These classes are designed for family members of active-duty military, retirees, and their family members. The Employment Orientation Class must be completed before taking any other employment classes.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees of the Virtual Hiring Fairs may register up to 12:00pm on Fridays of the event. No exceptions due to the required prep time for the ERP team.

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  • Army Community Service (ACS)
  • Due to COVID-19, the following has been modified to better serve the Fort Bliss Community: For general ACS questions and/or information, please call 915-569-5375 Classes will be provided, upon request.
  • Hours:
    Monday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Tuesday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Wednesday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Thursday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Friday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal Holidays
    Closed

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