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— Join us for a special Black History Month event: True Talk Networking & Marketplace on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral. Affordable housing is a hot topic in our city and around the country. As more and more people migrate to Atlanta and the metro region, home prices continue to soar. While these numbers are good for the economy, our panelists will lead a discussion on affordable housing in a continued effort to heighten economic awareness …

4 States

— You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund a hobby. Whatever the reason, don’t miss January’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills. Register for this free event now and you’ll gain access to live interactive webinars, chats and materials to help you …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— Hazel Whitt needed a boost. Unable to work due to an injury, Hazel was feeling a bit down on her luck. After a career as a health inspector, this grandmother of two from Austell found herself searching for her “what’s next”. While attending services at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Austell, Hazel learned about the Bronner Business Institute and their NxLevel business training course designed to equip people with the fundamentals of business and business development. The 4-month …

— Many Georgians hold two jobs—one that pays the bills and the other unpaid, taking care of a loved one at home. For such workers, finding time to attend to the needs of a sick child or an infirm parent is especially stressful if it means losing a day’s wages. A new state law backed by AARP Georgia aims to help. The Family Care Act, which takes effect July 1, allows workers to use up to five days of earned paid …

— In the digital age, success can hinge on the shift of a mouse and the click of a button. Join AARP’s free interactive workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age. Discover the latest apps and websites available to help you get hired! You’ll learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. Seats are limited, register today!   Workshops will take place in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Marietta during May and June. To RSVP, visit: aarp.cvent.com/aarpjobsearchatlanta

— In the digital age, success can hinge on the shift of a mouse and the click of a button. Join AARP’s free interactive workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age. Discover the latest apps and websites available to help you get hired, February 25 in Atlanta different times available! You’ll learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. Seats are limited, register today!  Call 1-866-740-7588 or register online: aarp.cvent.com/aarpjobsearchatlanta

— By Drew Jubera Jacquita White Blount, executive director of Optum Palliative and Hospice Care in Macon, has seen it all. Family members or friends with financial power of attorney have purchased vehicles, wiped out bank accounts, stolen debit cards, sold off furniture, bought bigger homes—all by abusing their access to older Georgians’ money and property. The consequences are often devastating. “There are sick people out there, and they prey on the most vulnerable,” said Blount, 47. “We have a duty …

— The holidays are a time for joy and giving. Don’t let scammers ruin the season. AARP Georgia reminds Peach Staters to be cautious when shopping, expecting packages or making donations. Common holiday scams include shopping apps that capture personal financial information, fake gift cards, theft of packages delivered to your porch, shady charities and fake sweepstakes that require a cash transfer to pay “taxes” before collecting a “prize.” In 2015, Georgia ranked second per capita in consumer fraud complaints and …

— You might not be able to teach old dog new tricks but, if you’re a job seeker, you might be surprised what lessons you can learn from a puppy! AARP’s upcoming free webinar “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer,” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owned Jean Baur find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar, which will air live at …