Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Military spouses, service members and veterans are all invited to attend the 2013 MOAA Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move,” hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the University of Washington Tacoma (Philip Hall).
Military spouses looking for a job now or preparing for a future career will find workshops, experts and employers who can help. Five minute resume critiques will be available throughout the day. This award-winning event, made possible in part by executive sponsor TriWest Healthcare Alliance, and with support from the University of Washington Tacoma, is free and open to all military spouses.
“We are proud to partner with the University of Tacoma and Hire America’s Heroes, and have designed a day to inspire and empower military spouses wherever they may be in their career ambitions,” Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, Jr., president of MOAA said. “I want to thank our executive sponsor TriWest Healthcare Alliance for making this special event possible, and our gold sponsor Marsh U.S. Consumer as well as USAA and U.S. Family Health Plan for their support,” he continued.
“Military spouses are talented, engaged members of their communities, with distinct skills that can bring positive impacts to any workplace,” David J. McIntyre, Jr., president and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance said. “As a company, TriWest takes tremendous pride in having military spouses on our team —and we challenge other businesses to add military spouses to your own organizations.”
The symposium will kick off with a panel that includes representatives from Amazon and USAA, entitled “Five Things Employers Want You to Know.” Attendees will learn useful information on landing a job as a military spouse and the panelists will answer questions about résumés and the interview process.
There will be two Concurrent Session workshops in the morning at 10:45 and 11:55 a.m., and an afternoon panel “Spouse and Policy Panel: Do education and employment programs and policies work? Military spouses and policy experts discuss.” To view the schedule of events visit http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium/#Schedule.
"As the nearest public university to, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM,) less than 15 miles from the gate, we are thrilled to host this symposium as an integral part of a regional community that prides itself on supporting of military families. Meeting the educational goals of service members and their families is important to UW Tacoma,” Dr. Debra Friedman, chancellor of UW Tacoma.
“Hire America’s Heroes is delighted to partner with the Military Officers Association of America as they bring their widely regarded career development program to the military spouses of the Pacific Northwest,” said Marjorie James, executive director of Hire America’s Heroes. “We are joining forces with MOAA because we know the MOAA spouse symposium will be an uplifting and practical event that will effectively prepare military spouses from all walks of life to meet employers at the career fair on Feb. 15 at CenturyLink field.”
The Children’s Museum of Tacoma will host children of military spouses attending the MOAA Spouse Symposium on Friday Feb. 8 for a fun day of play and learning. Made possible by Sittercity, this offer is for symposium attendees only.
Media Note: All media, who are interested in attending the event, please email name, outlet and contact information to pr(at)moaa(dot)com. Media check in is outside Philip Hall at the University of Washington Tacoma on Feb. 8. PR staff can assist you with meeting subject matter experts and other interview candidates at the event.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 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.
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Jan. 14 news release MOAA Hosts Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move” Feb. 8 in Tacoma http://www.moaa.org/main_article.aspx?id=10943