A Job Fair for the Retired?

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. 1 p.m.

Where: Thornton Auditorium, Wake Center, 300 N. Turnpike Rd.

Cost: Free

Moderator: Don Lubach, Ph.D.

Dr. Don Lubach

The Lowdown: Are you a baby boomer contemplating a new career? Or are you retired, but looking to get back into the workforce, either part-time or full time? If so, the Wake Center is the place to be this coming Saturday.

Dr. Don Lubach will be bringing together employers, educators and retirement-aged job seekers for a job fair that is being called “A Celebration of Retirement-Aged Employment.” You’ll have the chance to learn about the options that exist for mature workers and to meet prospective employers who are looking to recruit older workers for current positions. There will also be a number of breakout sessions and workshops covering such topics as “How to apply your age advantage” and “How to match your passion with your position.”

According to Dr. Lubach, the newest trend in employment includes the re-entry of retirement-aged employees into the job market. There are a variety of reasons: The 70-year old neighbor you see out in the garden may have grown tired of tending roses and wants to start a new job or even a new career path. Somebody else may find that their retirement planning won’t generate enough income to cover basic expenses and they simply must keep working. Yet another might be recently retired from a long career at something that paid the bills and supported the kids through college, but now they want to engage in work that is more meaningful and makes a contribution to the society at large.

So, if you are 50-plus and looking for work for whatever reason, grab your resume and make your way over to the Thornton Auditorium at the Wake Center, Saturday at 10 a.m.

A celebration of age, of the power of the older worker and of the spirit of work itself.”

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