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Great news!  AARP launched a new job search tool powered by Simply Hired to help the 50+ navigate the cluttered job market.  The tool will help you narrow down your search by title, company, work preference (full or part-time), skill, education and experience.
AARP California is looking for a livable communities intern to work in our downtown Sacramento office (with a lovely view of the State Capitol, we might add).
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Hear from industry leaders on how to seize opportunities that keep you in a job and help continue to enhance your professional success at “Reimagine Work” from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Western Michigan University Conference Center, 200 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.
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For all the talk about Social Security, one thing you never hear is the vital role it plays as an engine of the U.S. economy.
Whether you are a recent college grad looking to gain solid experience, or someone older looking for a new challenge, we are looking for candidates with a passion for community service.
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There was good news in July on the labor front; nearly 200,000 jobs were added in the U.S.  Indeed a bright spot for most job seekers, even though the unemployment rate stubbornly remains at 7.6 %.  But this good news does not apply to all parts of the labor force.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate among workers age 55-plus was among the highest in the country and 43% of older workers without a job had a 36-week period of joblessness.
Three Massachusetts companies are best!  Tufts Health Plan, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been named as 2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50.  They join a diverse group of 50 forward-thinking employers recognized by AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for demonstrating that enlightened policies toward 50-plus employees make good business sense.
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STATEWIDE – Thinking about using your decades of experience to start a business of your own? This April, as part of National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, AARP and the Small Business Association (SBA) will host “How to Start or Grow Your Own Business,” events in Springfield, Methuen, Worcester, and Plymouth.  Designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs age 50+ put start-up plans into action, the workshops will feature experts and resources to help with topics ranging from writing a business plan to seeking start-up capital.
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