Getting Back to Work After 50

August 28, 2018
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Learning the tricks of finding today’s in-demand jobs

A-B Tech is partnering with NCWorks Career Center and AARP Foundation to bring the BACK TO WORK 50+ program to Asheville. The program is aimed at job seekers who would like take advantage of free strategies for gaining entry back into the workforce. This will be the first program in North Carolina when it starts with a kickoff workshop September 19 in Asheville. 

AARP Foundation launched the Smart Strategy Workshops to increase the services and resources available to 50+ job candidates nationally and in communities and to facilitate their access to in-demand jobs. The program offers workshops on the strategies needed to compete for full-time, in-demand jobs. Workshop participants can also apply for the free coaching program offering skills training, job search guidance and more.

At the same time that many 50+ workers are raising children and helping aging parents, more than three million are looking for full-time employment. The Great Recession has left Americans age 50+ facing the largest overall increase in long-term unemployment, the longest spells of joblessness and the least likelihood of finding a job. Older women bear the greater share of this burden: 60% of women 65 and older have incomes insufficient to cover basic, daily expenses, according to the AARP Foundation. Find more information at AARP Foundation or at BACK TO WORK 50+

To register, call toll-free (855) 850-2525.

AARP On-Line Learning

AARP Online Learning delivers content in engaging, highly-focused formats in language that supports our audience including: interactive videos and infographics, online games, social quizzes, online workshops and interactive webinars. The content can be consumed in small pieces on the learner’s schedule. Offerings found at www.aarp.org/LearnAt50Plus 

Examples include:

·        Live Online Career Fairs twice-a-year which give attendees the opportunity to interact with 35-40 national employers, view webinars and interact during live chats www.aarp.org/onlinecareerfair  

·        A regular series of live and on-demand webinars focused on developing job search skills  Tech Skills for Top Jobs  Five Tips for Recharging Your Job Search

·        Interactive Videos that allow the learner to choose the direction of the story www.aarp.org/elevatorpitch   www.aarp.org/interviewquestions  

·        Knowledge Check Videos Networking and Social Media   www.aarp.org/resumetips    

·        Interactive Infographics: How the Job Search Has Changed

·        Online games: Age Proof Your Resume Challenge   Deal the Cards, Win the Job


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