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Help Wanted: Over 50 and Looking for Work

Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Half a million jobs were lost last month across the United States, and statistics suggest older workers are particularly hard hit. Baby boomers do have the edge when it comes to experience and skills but with higher salaries and higher health care costs, many companies have been putting them first on the chopping block. So how can out-of-work aging adults compete in the most competitive job market in 80 years? Wednesday morning at 9, we'll get advice from front lines, the unemployment line and the experts.


Economy, Help Wanted, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Education, Government/Politics, Other, Community/Human Interest


Edna Fabry former customer service representative
Bill Marshall former steel processer
Jim Grant Chagrin Valley Job Seekers, author, Get the Job (and the Compensation) You Want: It's All About the Process
Valdis Krebs founder, Orgnet, and accidental job search guru

Additional Information

Mature Services, Inc.
Fairhill Center
AARP job search webinar
AARP WorkSearch
Northeast Ohio job seekers' groups

For information on Chagrin Valley Job Seekers
Greg Reynolds 440-248-2181
Jim Grant 440-248-6042

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