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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.
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AARP is holding it's next Virtual Career Fair on September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.  This live event offers you a great way to re-charge a job search, meet potential employers, get timely job search advice, and connect with other job seekers.
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Are you age 50 or older and currently unemployed or facing an uncertain employment future?  Is your job search going nowhere?  AARP understands the challenges faced by older job seekers and is launching a new 50+ Job-Seeker Series in Connecticut, featuring in-person workshops, as well as online articles and resources from AARP and local experts that can help take your job-hunting and career skills to the next level.
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Join AARP Colorado and Rick Bernstein for a 90-minute Life Reimagined Workshop on August 4, 2014, at the Scheitler Recreation Center.
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Illinois is one of two states that have laws penalizing older workers in company layoffs by reducing unemployment benefits for those who have Social Security income.
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 -- The following is a Guest Blog by CT resident and AARP Connecticut Blog contributor, Fran Trelease. Fran is the owner of Boomer Den, LLC., a company that helps boomer-age adults re-invent their careers through internships.  As part of AARP’s April Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month features, we asked Fran to share her story of how she re-invented her career by starting her own business, and is now helping others to do the same.
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In anticipation of the start of the 2014 Legislative Session, which begins on Wednesday, February 5, AARP Connecticut today announced it's legislative agenda of  key issues critical to residents 50 and older.  AARP legislative priorities focus on issues that help improve and maintain health and economic security for adults 50+.
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held a press conference in New Britain, CT on January 27 where he announced new initiatives designed to help unemployed workers, particularly those over age 50, find a job.  A highlight of his proposal was legislation "that will prohibit an employer or an employment agency from advertising a job opening stating that an individual must be currently employed for consideration for a position; or directing or requesting an employment agency to screen applicants based on employment status.  Unfortunately, this practice has become all too prevalent in Connecticut and across the country, making it even more difficult for workers over age 50 - who tend to be out of work longer than younger job seekers - to find a job.  
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