Press release from the AARP:
While the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in years, workers ages 50 and older are still having a difficult time getting hired. Many employers are misled by the notion that older workers lack flexibility, the fortitude to be trained or the ability to adapt to changes quickly. To help dispel these myths and others, the ASHEVILLE 50+ WORKS EMPLOYER SYMPOISUM on Monday, May 6, is being sponsored by AARP in the Mountain Region, along with Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, NC Works Career Center Asheville, Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging, Buncombe County Government, YMCA of Western North Carolina and others.
Area businesses can take a deeper look at “Experienced Workers – What’s in it for you?” by exploring the power and potential of older workers. The symposium will include a keynote presentation featuring Phil Lenowitz, recently retired Deputy Director of Human Resources at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Under Lenowitz’ leadership, NIH was the first federal agency to be awarded the Best Employer by AARP. Knowing the value of multiple generations in the workplace, he also created a generational advisor position.
It will also include an expert panel “Making the Case—Unleash the Power and Potential of Experienced Workers” featuring HR directors, employment experts, volunteer coordinators and members of the experienced workforce.
The event is free, but preregistration is required: http://aarp.cvent.com/AvlWorks
For Job Seekers
From 1pm to 4pm, job hunters ages 50+ will find volunteer, stipend based, part-time and full-time work opportunities with local employers.
Job Seekers can register here: aarp.cvent.com/AvlWorks50plus
Asheville 50+ Works Employer Symposium and Job Fair
Mission/AB Tech Event Center 16 Fernihurst Drive Asheville, NC 28801
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Information for businesses and employers
1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Job fair for experienced workers