Serving Seniors: More than a Ray of Sunshine for Seniors in Poverty

By Paul Downey, President/CEO, Serving Seniors The weather is close to perfect in San Diego, but for many seniors who have to choose between paying rent and buying food, it’s hardly paradise.  Since 1970, Serving Seniors has provided meals, health education, housing, and social services to the most vulnerable seniors in San Diego County.  Our innovative programs and services help seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives. At the core of Serving Seniors is our robust meal program.  We…
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Workforce50.com Collaborates with The Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences (DLABSS)

I’m thrilled to announce that Workforce50.com will be collaborating with The Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences. As the publisher of Workforce50.com, I already know the great value of our readership and visitor demographic, those folks generally in mid to late career or, roughly speaking, age 50 and up. But it’s great to know that, as a member of our demographic, our views and opinions are not only valued highly, but actually sought out. This is why I have decided to…
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OLDER WORKERS TAKE HEART: NEW FEDERAL LAW CONTAINS OPTIMISTIC PROVISIONS FOR 55 AND OLDER WORKERS AND THOSE SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

By Chuck Knebl, communications manager, WorkOne Northern Indiana, South Bend SOUTH BEND, IN – Older job seekers should gain optimism because of several provisions in a newly effective federal law that governs publicly financed workforce development agencies from coast-to-coast in the United States, including at WorkOne Region 2 in north-central Indiana. The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) became effective on July 1, 2015, and several WIOA provisions “should work well for older workers,” said AARP in an online…
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LOOKING TO SECURE EMPLOYMENT AS A 50-SOMETHING? FIRST STEP, LOOK WITHIN TO GAUGE YOUR SKILLS WITH HELP OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS

By Chuck Knebl, Communications Manager, WorkOne Northern Indiana SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – As a workforce development professional in north-central Indiana, I have some insights that could prove vital for folks age 50 and older who are in a job search – and these tips, some savvy and others prudent, come straight from the EMPLOYER’s mouth. Taken to heart with a sprig of proper preparation, these guidelines just might help provide you with a jolt of labor-market competitiveness enough to secure…
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More Job Fairs for Older Workers THIS WEEK

Just pulling together information from community bulletins. Here is a list of job fairs: Tucson, AZ – Friday, September 25th http://tucson.com/business/local/pcc-to-host-job-fair-for-workers–plus/article_b1bc172f-b07f-533a-a54f-2b38d8fa1bfc.html Tallahassee, FL – Wednesday, September 23rd http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Dept-of-Elder-Affairs-Careersource-Holding-Job-Fair-for-Seniors-Wednesday-328790281.html