— EVENT ALERT: Get all your questions about New York’s Paid Family Leave program answered at our upcoming town hall meeting. Join AARP New York at the Live with Kelly and Ryan Studio at WABC-TV on Tuesday, November 28. Click here for more details and to RSVP. En Español.  AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or …

— Editor’s Note: Our COO Scott Frisch was in Portland and gave this speech to a group of HR professionals on the value of older workers, the longevity economy – and the new OregonSaves program. In preparing my remarks on the value of older workers, my mind turned to a recent event halfway across the country, in Omaha: the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting that Warren Buffett held recently. With a net worth of about $75 billion, Warren Buffett is not …

—   March 7, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org       Age Discrimination Case in Maine Important Victory for Older Workers AARP Foundation Litigation Filed Amicus Brief   AUGUSTA: Today, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court reached an important decision in Scamman v. Shaw’s Supermarkets when it was determined that Maine State law forbidding age discrimination in the workplace applies the same strict legal standards on employers as in race and sex …

— AARP has launched a new job-search tool powered by Simply Hired to help the 50-plus navigate the cluttered job market. The tool helps users narrow their search by title, company, work preference (full or part-time), skill, education and experience. Visit the job-search tool by clicking here, and see what it can do for you. The AARP job search tool powered by Simply Hired matches your interests and experience with opportunities near you and for you. It allows you to tailor your job search …

— By AARP Foundation Attorney Barbara Jones This week the California Supreme Court issued two decisions benefitting employees. In Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy and Henderson v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, the Court held that California law requires employers to provide employees with suitable seats when the “nature of the work” allows it.  The Court noted that even if part of a worker’s job requires standing, e.g., stacking shelves, workers still must be provided seats when they can perform their job while seated.  The …

—  Joyce is show here with her niece and Sen. Jeff Merkley. By Joyce DeMonnin My brother had a massive stroke when my niece Katherine was just a freshman. She was scared about the future when it became clear that her dad was permanently disabled. The months following the stroke were full of financial turmoil – until she became 1 of the 45,421 children who receive Social Security in Oregon. A few years later I was invited to an 80th birthday party …

— Are you over age 50 and currently unemployed?  Do you want your next job to be about more than just a paycheck?  The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program is offering its seventh Encore!Hartford program beginning in March, 2016. Encore!Hartford is an intensive four-month workforce development program that assists unemployed Connecticut corporate professionals age 50 or older to transition their skills and experience into managerial and professional positions in the nonprofit sector. The program has an impressive track record, with …

— — By Deborah Banda — The following article is part of the AARP Connecticut 50+ Job-Seeker Series, featuring posts by AARP and local experts that are aimed at helping older workers take their job-hunting and career skills to the next level. Being labeled as overqualified when you’re a job seeker can be a hard obstacle to overcome. It’s frustrating to have to minimize a lifetime of hard-earned professional experience. Although it doesn’t happen just to older workers, it is an …

— Midvale, UT – A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productive advantages that can make them a “critical component” of a successful business.   The report, “A Business Case for Workers Age 50+:  A Look at the Value of Experience 2015,” was prepared by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions company of Aon plc.  It finds that the business case for employing workers age 50+ has grown even stronger in …

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— CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia AARP Maine Communications Director, Jane Margesson: 207-229-5628, jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Report Deflates Myths, Shows 50+ Workers Are ‘Critical Components” of Successful Businesses Maine Has Highest Percentage of 50+ Workers in the Nation   Washington – A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productive advantages that can make them a “critical component” of a successful business. The report, “A Business Case for Workers Age 50+:  A Look at …