Getting Back to Work After 50

Gain entry back into the workforce.

Learning the tricks of finding today’s in-demand jobs.

A-B Tech is partnering with NCWorks Career Center and AARP Foundation to bring the BACK TO WORK 50+ program to Asheville. The program is aimed at job seekers who would like take advantage of free strategies for gaining entry back into the workforce. This will be the first program in North Carolina when it starts with a kickoff workshop Sept. 19, 2018 in Asheville.

AARP Foundation launched the Smart Strategy Workshops to increase the services and resources available to job candidates fifty and older nationally and in communities, and to facilitate their access to in-demand jobs. The program offers workshops on the strategies needed to compete for full-time, in-demand jobs. Workshop participants can also apply for the free coaching program offering skills training, job search guidance, and more.

At the same time that many 50+ workers are raising children and helping aging parents, more than three million are looking for full-time employment. The Great Recession has left Americans age 50+ facing the largest overall increase in long-term unemployment, the longest spells of joblessness and the least likelihood of finding a job. Older women bear the greater share of this burden: 60% of women 65 and older have incomes insufficient to cover basic, daily expenses, according to the AARP Foundation.

To register, call toll-free (855) 850-2525


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