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BACK TO WORK 50+ offers free workshops, coaching, and resources that can help you compete in today’s fast-changing workplace.
AARP Launches Digital Platform to Help North Carolina’s Veterans and Military Spouses Compete in Today’s Job Market
RALEIGH— AARP has launched the AARP Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center, a new digital platform bringing together valuable information and resources to help North Carolina’s nearly 800,000 veterans and military spouses compete in today’s job market. The job center includes a new Veterans Career Advantage Course to build on career planning and skills development to help navigate the job market. According to an AARP survey, more than half (56%) of employers say the experience and the use of skills in previous positions are 'very important' when evaluating applicants' skills.
It’s National Savings Day – the one day a year set aside to remind us of the importance of saving and reflect on our own savings habits. At AARP, we don’t need a national holiday to remind us just how vital saving for the future is. We know that saving for retirement is one of the most important things you can do for your future, and we work 365 days a year to provide resources to help you plan and grow your savings. But, we can’t do it alone. That’s why this National Savings Day, we are calling on North Carolina lawmakers to create a Work and Save program to make saving for the future easier for everyone.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. AARP fought for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) because too many Americans do not have access to the affordable, high-speed internet they need. In addition, AARP is working with state lawmakers to expand broadband access to unserved areas in the state.
As the world begins to re-open and COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, the job market is showing signs of recovering from last year’s economic shutdown. To make sure you appear as a top candidate on the jobs you’re interested in, here are a few tips to improve the look of your resume.
NC Work and Save is the easiest way workers can save more for retirement
As vaccinations become readily available, more and more companies are discussing plans to re-introduce their employees back to the office. However, some employees 50+ are hesitant to make the transition. According to a survey by HR research firm Workspace Intelligence and WeWork, 88 percent of participants 55 or older want some kind of control over where they work. If your office is re-opening and you find yourself hesitant, read on for ways to stay calm and safe as you return to your desk.
According to Beth Hohensee, the “diva” in Studio Flora Diva, one of Asheville, NC’s, most popular floral designers, “Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes you’re paralyzed with fear, and you move ahead anyway.”
Kaye Bentley is the founder of Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours and is one of Asheville’s proudest ambassadors.
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