Do you know a small business that makes it their business to hire older workers?
In today’s economy, running a small business can be quite a challenge. The last few years have been tough financially for many businesses, large or small, and here in Maine this has certainly been the case.
In Maine, small businesses account for a large portion of the state’s production and hiring levels. According to Small Business Profile, small businesses totaled close to 150,000 in 2008. Business ownership is becoming more inclusive in Maine, The Small Business Administration says. Both women and minority-owned business are on the rise.
In difficult financial times, small businesses may find it hard to weather the storm and stay open. Newer businesses that may not yet have a loyal clientele, can be particularly affected.
AARP Foundation Small Business Recognition Award
The AARP Foundation small business recognition award recognizes employers who are, despite the challenging economy, actively recruiting, hiring and retaining older workers. This is a great time to nominate employers in your community by highlighting practices that have had a positive effect on job placement and retention for older workers.
To get all the information you need on this important program online.
The Older Worker's Online Guide to Success
AARP Foundation’s WorkSearch Information Network is the older worker’s online guide to success. Beginning a job search takes preparation. The website covers each phase of the job search in detail, from beginning a search to accepting a job.
WorkSearch Information Network provides resume helps, job searching techniques, tips on where to look for jobs, a 5-Step Get Started Kit, career assessment tools, employer’s secrets, success story videos, and so much more. We have created a catalogue of essential tools to support your success and to get you started. These tools will help you successfully manage your job search from start to finish.