TheAustin area has long been one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. What most people dont know is thatwhile our overall population grew nearly 40% between 2000 and 2010, the number of us over the age of 55 grew by 80%.Today, the Austin area has the nations fastest-growing population of people between 55 and 64, and the second fastest-growing population of people 65 and over.
And many of these newcomers are looking for work.
AustinUP, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit,is planning four job fairs in 2018 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 50+. The events will be held in four different locations to help potential employees connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods.Admission is free for attendees and$50for employers (exhibitors).By creating these job fair opportunities, AustinUP is working to enlighten business leaders and human resource directors about the strengths of older adults in the workplace, as well as the value of a multigenerational workforce. Information about our February 22 event:
AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job FairThursday, February 22, 201810 a.m. - 12 noonSt. James Episcopal Church1941 Webberville Rd.Austin, TX78721
Bring your rsum!
Refreshments and plenty of free parking available.
The event will include speakers/presentations related to job search strategies for older adults.
Note:One of our job fair partners,Workforce Solutions Capital Area,is hosting a free50+ Job Club, from2 - 3 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, at their office at6505 Airport Blvd., Ste. 101A, Austin, TX 78752.The event includes speakers, rsum assistance, job search assistance and networking. Parking is free. For more information, contact 512-597-7266.
Our home care business has had significant success finding qualified job applicants at the AustinUpJob Fairs. For example,Olga startedworking with us after being a caregiver for her mother and retiring from a long career at IRS. The AustinUp Job Fair helps us find wonderful employees and allows the job seekers an opportunity to explore new career paths.Emmie Knox and Louis LeSassier, Owners
Feb 22, 2018
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