SAN ANTONIO -

On Wednesday morning, hundreds of military spouses filled the Pearl Brewery Stables event center for the Military Spouse Symposium.

The event, held by the Military Officers Association of America, offers help and support for military spouses looking for jobs.

Andrea Daniels has been a military spouse for 19 years and lived in cities all over the world.

"It's really challenging getting to start all over again every time you move to a new place. Even coming to San Antonio, it took me about 20 months to get employed," she said.

Maintaining a career can be a huge challenge for military spouses, as they're constantly moving from place to place.

"Often times, you don't know where you're going and you can move very quickly after your orders are issued, so it's been difficult," said Christine Gallagher, a military spouse. 

Military spouses are at disadvantage.

A new study by the Syracuse University Institute shows female military spouses are three times more likely to be unemployed than civilian counterparts and 90 percent are underemployed. 

"Over the years, I've done everything from working at a garden shop to being faculty at a university," said Daniels. 

The Military Spouse Symposium aims to help by educating spouses about their rights, benefits and opportunities.

This event included breakout sessions where spouses could get one-on-one help with their resumes, learn social media and networking strategies and even learn how to dress for success.

"This will help them to get ready for the job fairs or to get in there and be ready for an interview and hit a home run," said Norb Ryan, president of the Military Officers Association of America.

Ryan said San Antonio was chosen for the free event because, being "Military City, USA," organizers felt there was a big need.

With several hundred people registered, he said it was considered a big success.        

The Military Officers Association of America also has resources on their website.

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