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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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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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Job Seekers, Get your Career Plan Moving Ahead!

After decades of pursuing one or more careers, it is entirely possible to lose touch with what you are good at and what you actually enjoy doing. Many of us choose a career path well before we are even eligible to vote. Life then happens and we move along year to year tolerating our employment paths and situations. Did you ever dream about enjoying or finding meaning in what you work at every day? Are you faced with career transition…
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Learn more about yourself. Take a test!

Ever wonder what it is about a job that you just don’t like? In my earlier jobs I was frequently discontented but unsure of the reasons. There were always so many variables to consider – my bosses, my peers and coworkers, the nature of the work, too much travel, the deadlines, the office, the commute, the predetermined programs and so on. Later I worked in a position that provided great levels of satisfaction, despite long hours and regardless of the…
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