MEDIA ADVISORY: D.C.’s Largest Free Military and Spouse Career Fair Hosted by Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) with Free Childcare on April 24

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All ranks of active duty, retired, former, and Reserve/National Guard servicemembers and their spouses, as well as government employees, are encouraged to attend a free career fair, hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA,) with approximately 100 employers, career-development seminars, and onsite résumé critiques and free onsite childcare in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

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MOAA Spouse Career Conference

What:             D.C.’s largest free military-focused career fair with free childcare (RSVP required.)

Who:             Hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

When:            Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (seminars begin at 8 a.m.)

Where:         The Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall D (formerly the Washington D.C. Convention Center.) 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. at the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop.

Free onsite childcare provided for ALL career fair attendees. Details are on http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium. RSVP required.

Background: All ranks of active duty, retired, former, and Reserve/National Guard servicemembers and their spouses, as well as government employees, are encouraged to attend a free career fair, hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA,) with approximately 100 employers, career-development seminars, and onsite résumé critiques in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (seminars begin at 8 a.m.) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall D. The center is at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., at the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop.

Employers from approximately 100 regional and national companies will look for potential employees in every job skill. Businesses and organizations attending include: Amazon, Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Inc., and many more.

Several free, 60-minute pre- career fair transition seminars, “How to Work a Job Fair,” “The Interview: Rules of Engagement-Your Compelling Story” and “Federal Job Application Preparation,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. There will be four afternoon seminars. “Evaluating Employee Benefit Plans” will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., a LinkedIn Seminar from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., an Interview Surprises Seminar from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and “Post-9/11 GI Bill Seminar” will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Military spouses can meet Military Spouse Employment Partnership employers and attend free special sessions tailored just for them. Session I, a “Back on the Career Track” workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to10 a.m., followed by Session II, a networking lunch and employer panel, “Five Things Employers Want You to Know,” will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Because seating is limited for the military spouse sessions, RSVPs are required for those sessions only. Visit http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium to learn more and reserve your space.
No preregistration is required for the Career Fair. For further information, call (800) 234-MOAA (6622) toll-free or (703) 838-0137, e-mail careerfair(at)moaa(dot)org, or visit MOAA Career Fairs on MOAA’s website at http://www.moaa.org/careerfair.

Onsite childcare will be provided by Corporate Kids Events, Inc. Corporate Kids Events, Inc. specializes in US military programs, and provides custom childcare and teambuilding for Yellow Ribbon/Purple Ribbon programs and any other military programs in any branch of the services. Visit http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium for details and to RSVP.

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About MOAA:
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with 370,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org.

Find Tips from Tops video series at: http://www.moaa.org/topsvideos

Links to MOAA Career Fair Media Coverage:
Career Fair on ABC News

Career Fair on FOX News

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