Are You a 50+ Marylander and On the Job Hunt?

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Money & Work Are you over age 50 and frustrated by your job search?  AARP is committed to helping experienced workers achieve their employment goals and help them turn dreams into real possibilities.  Bringing a rich history, experienced adults are more important to America’s workforce than ever. JCA’s Career Gateway Program can help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills, use Internet job search resources more effectively, and turn your age and experience to your advantage.  Each session of the …

Fighting for Marylanders: AARP Legislative Priorities for 2015

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Money & Work   AARP is excited to be working for its members again during the Maryland Legislative Session. Here are the main issues that we are fighting for in 2015. Financial Resiliency Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Retirement Income AARP supports amending Maryland’s tax law, which would allow income from a rollover individual retirement account (IRA) or annuity under Section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to be included (up to almost $27,000) within the State income tax subtraction modification allowed …

Bill Would Boost Workers’ Savings

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work To help Marylanders prepare for retirement, AARP is pushing for a Work and Save bill. If passed in 2015, the law would require private companies with at least five employees to provide a retirement savings plan through payroll deduction. Workers could opt out, and employers would not be required to contribute. Workers earning $30,000 to $50,000 annually are 15 times more likely to save for retirement if they have a plan at work than if they don’t, according to the …

Guest Blog: Eight Reasons ‘Work and Save’ Will Help Marylanders

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Money & Work In early August, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed AARP Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Mysiewicz Gill to the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders. (Read more about that announcement here.) Chosen to represent AARP Maryland and our state’s retirees on this so-called “Work and Save” plan, Sarah will meet with other Task Force members throughout the remainder of this year and issue a report to Governor O’Malley in December 2014. In the following special guest blog, Sarah highlights the …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Identify Strengths and Improve Performance: Become a Volunteer Mentor!

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Money & Work Ready to help make a real difference in someone’s life? Help them change the world? AARP Maryland has joined up with Associated Black Charities to help recruit mentors! And you could very well be perfect for the program. The Volunteer Career Mentor Program connects low-wage workers of color with mentors, who would provide career coaching and professional development advice. Consider using your time and talents to help someone with a need and join this program. Why do we need a …