ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host its 5th annual military spouse symposium, titled "Keeping a Career on the Move," and will also include a free career fair, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 12 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Open to spouses of all service members and all ranks, including those in the Guard, Reserve and retired service members, the event will provide an open forum with the chief of the Department of Defense State Liaison Office to discuss licensing and certificate challenges and solutions; a career workshop from the Center for Dependable Strengths; and an MOAA seminar "The Dollars and Sense of Working Outside the Home."
"We are proud to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and be a part of Joining Forces," said Monique Rizer, deputy director of spouse programs at MOAA, and the event coordinator. "We've designed the day to inspire and empower military spouses wherever they may be in their career ambitions. Whether you are working outside the home, volunteering or focused on raising a family, there is something for everyone at this event."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will produce 100 career fairs across the country for veterans and military spouses in support of the First Lady's Joining Forces initiative.
Tickets are required for the symposium and lunch and cost $25. Online registration closes Monday, May 9. There will be limited onsite registration. The career fair is free.
For more information and a list of participating employers visit www.moaa.org/spousesymposium.
MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former military officers and their families and survivors. It is an independent, nonprofit, and politically nonpartisan organization with more than 370,000 members from every branch of service. MOAA promotes a strong national defense by advocating equitable treatment of those who serve and have served their country in uniform. For more information, visit www.moaa.org.
SOURCE Military Officers Association of America