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This free WorkSource workshop is primarily for job seekers over 55 and covers the myths of maturity, networking, assessing strengths, resumes, etc.
This free WorkSource seminar addresses the concerns and realities of the mature job seeker.
WorkSource's supportive small group for older workers and veterans focuses on maintaining a positive, action-oriented attitude during job search. It is peer-facilitated and includes guest speakers and job search topics for networking and confidently looking for a job.
This free WorkSource workshop offers employment tips for mature job seekers.
Attend this WorkSource Job Club that has a focus on mature workers to network and gain helpful tips for conducting a successful job search and overcoming employment barriers. All ages are welcome.
By Jennifer Forker / The Associated Press One was a stockbroker, another a computer whiz. There's a therapist and a small-business owner. Each retired from a traditional career and launched into another in the arts. "Do I still have nightmares
By Kerry Hannon / The New York Times As the population ages, related jobs in health care and housing are on the rise. By 2050, according to Pew Research projections, about 1 in 5 Americans will be over 65, up
By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Many people have surrendered to the idea that they will “work until they drop,” especially if they haven’t saved enough money to retire. The problem with that strategy is that a high percentage of
Concerned that you may not be getting job interviews or offers due to your age? This WorkSource job club focuses on individuals ages 50 or older.
Due to common stereotypes, mature workers can often face difficult barriers to becoming employed. This free Worksource workshop will highlight ways to overcome these barriers and provide a forum for discussing ideas on how mature workers can conduct a successful
The supportive Mature Workers Job Club is primarily focused on mature workers who are concerned that they may not be getting job interviews or offers due to age.
Tribune Media Services When John Hemon interviewed for a job as a salesperson with a major electronics retailer in St. Louis, the 61-year-old father of four knew he would have to overcome perceptions about his age. He just didn’t think
Q: I am 62, have an M.B.A. and 40-plus years of management experience with excellent references on LinkedIn. My position was eliminated in December 2009, and I have been looking for employment since with little success. That is not, however,
My previous post featured a Q&A with Marc Freedman, author of the new book The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, about redefining work and retirement for Americans over age 50 and 60. [Marc Freedman | Photo
Over 50 but feel like those AARP notices you keep getting in the mail aren't speaking your language? Feel more like you're embarking on a new chapter of life than moving toward retirement? Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of
Although it was no 2009, this past year was another doozy for the U.S. workforce. So rather than reminisce about the many ways 2010 whooped the collective hide of the working public, let's look forward to the new year. Following are
The IT professional turned social worker. The lawyer turned schoolteacher. The corporate accountant turned non-profit fundraiser. In the past year, you've no doubt heard stories like these of professionals who -- thanks to layoffs, burnout, or general job dissatisfaction --
A recent news item from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner made my week. According to the OIC, come October 1, freelancers, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed folks will have an easier time finding and qualifying
By Jean Parietti Special to NWjobs When Eric Brown completed a cabinetmaking program at a local community college last year, he found the construction industry hard-hit by the recession and jobs hard to find — especially for older workers. “It
By Drew DeSilver Seattle Times business reporter Larry Dinwiddie, left rear, 57, of Tumwater, attends a career fair in Tacoma. He's been jobless since December. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) A year and a half ago, Larry Dinwiddie
By Catherine Rampell The New York Times Cynthia Norton, 52, was laid off as an administrative assistant two years ago. (Lori Moffett / The New York Times) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Many of the jobs lost during the recession are
This past weekend, many of us spent time wining and dining our moms, burning up the phone lines with her, or honoring her memory. But how many of us in touch with our aging moms have broached the topic of
You've probably heard it said that continuing to work into your golden years can keep your mind sharp and help stave off dementia. Good thing, considering how many older Americans can't afford to retire. [Photo: Kevin Zollman] As the
By Linda Hughes NWjobs Photo by Jupiterimages In less than three decades, technology has transformed the workplace. Computers, BlackBerrys, iPods and cellphones have almost become extensions of us. But what impact have these devices had on the processor and
By Suzanne Monson Special to NWjobs SARAH CLEVELAND / SPECIAL TO NWJOBS At age 51, Jill Ste. Claire Berndsen began working at the Ben Bridge jewelry store at Seattle’s Northgate Mall after a sales career in the construction industry.
By Deb Riechmann Associated Press Associated Press photo courtesy CareerLink CareerLink employee Beverly London, 74, right, reviews job order requests with Jo Helman at the CareerLink office in Punxsutawney, Penn. London and her husband sold their retail carpet store
By Erin Chan Ding Detroit Free Press SUSAN TUSA/DETROIT FREE PRESS Don Evanowski, of Brides-To-Be Shows, talks with Patricia Gammicchia, sales vice president, in Troy, Mich. His wife owns the company, which he joined after forced retirement from Chrysler.
By Julie French Ashland Daily Tidings JIM CRAVEN / ASHLAND DAILY TIDINGS Gary Mathis, left, leads a class in the art of using an acetylene torch to braze bicycle frames at the United Bicycle Institute in Ashland, Ore. The
By DAVE CARPENTER The Associated Press COURTESY OF LAURA MAGDALEN / AP Jim Devine, here with wife MaryLou, has bought a franchise for a non-medical in-home caregiving business in Clackamas County, Ore. CHICAGO — Kathy McAvoy-Rogalski keeps her year-old
By Eve Hightower McClatchy Newspapers M. SPENCER GREEN / AP Job seekers line up to attend a job fair Jan. 27 in Chicago. The number of people receiving unemployment benefits has reached an all-time record, and more layoffs are
By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY The Associated Press NEW YORK — Catherine Olohan took a buyout from Verizon Communications last year after working for the telephone company for more than 30 years. She then promptly rolled over her pension into
By Kristen Gerencher Dow Jones Matt McClain / AP Seventy-seven-year-old Mary Buhr, who works in the accounts receivable department at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, poses for a photograph taken on Monday, April 7, 2008, with a restless cat named
By Lynn Thompson Times Snohomish County Bureau GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMESMichelle Hartman took free computer classes offered by WorkSource of Seattle-King County where she successfully mastered Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, Microsoft's office software, and got a
The Seattle Times Once they retire — and often several years before — investors typically shift out of stocks and into bonds in an effort to boost income and reduce risk. But investors are being too conservative, says Jim
By Jan Norman The Orange County Register Ygnacio Nanetti/Orange County Register/MCTMarge Ball retired from Orange Coast College to run Marge's Tours, a travel management company. When Marge Ball retired in 2002 from Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa,
By Dana Standish Special to The Seattle Times David G. Bradley, the owner of the Atlantic Monthly, recently named James Bennet, 39, to be the new editor of the august magazine. Bradley said he chose Bennet because he had
By Scott McCredie Special to The Seattle Times CHAD COLEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE SEATTLE TIMES Five months ago, right on cue when he turned 65, Larry Otos retired. For the previous 50 years or so, give or take
By Robin Ryan Special to NWjobs "Retirement's not all it's cracked up to be," said former school secretary Jo Madison. "You get bored and need something to look forward to. Mindless days and going to bingo isn't my idea
By Robin Ryan Special to NWjobs Diane McDonald, business lawyer, financial planner, college professor and author of Personal Finance: Tools for Decision Making (1999, Southwestern Publishing), enlightens us: "Mandatory retirement is quickly becoming an archaic dinosaur. With many people
By Robin Ryan Special to NWjobs When the first career counseling client told me he had been on the Atkins diet since he lost his job, I thought it was a good move since he was over 50 and
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