Friday, January 20, 2012

AARP webcast on positing older workers in a competitive market 2/2/12

A notice from AARP Foundation: A Critical Conversation: Positioning Older Workers for Hourly Wage Jobs in Demand

Join us on Thursday, February 2, 2012
For a Webcast 8:30 a.m.- 12 noon EST
Registration is Required. (See Below)

Right now, four million older Americans are either unemployed or not able to find full time employment. Many are struggling to meet their everyday needs and having to choose between buying groceries or the medicine they need. A choice no one should have to make. We can and must make a difference now before it is too late.

Please join the AARP Foundation from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon EST on Thursday, February 2nd, for a webcast and conversation that explores how older workers can be better positioned for hourly wage jobs in high growth industries.

Speakers will present the latest research and discuss practical strategies that can improve the way we help older adults position themselves in the competitive job market. Questions and discussions are encouraged.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Emily Allen, AARP Foundation Income Impact Area
  • Rebecca Perron, PhD, AARP Research and Strategic Analysis
  • Hans Johnson, PhD, Public Policy Institute of California
  • Deborah Briceland-Betts, AARP Foundation SCSEP
  • Steve Wing, Corporate Voices for Working Families
  • Karen Key, National Human Service Assembly
  • Jim Torrens, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Simon Lopez, National Council of La Raza, Workforce Services
  • Joe Carbone, The WorkPlace, Bridgeport, CT
  • Phyllis Snyder, Vice President of Council of Adult and Experiential Learning

Attendees will include workforce development professionals, employers, worker advocates, government staff, and community leaders, AARP Foundation and AARP staff and volunteers.

Please RSVP to events2012@aarp.org by 1/27/12 with your Name, Title, Organization, City and State. Please include WEBCAST in the subject line of your email. You will receive an email the day of the event with the web link and directions on how to access the Live Stream.

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