In today’s job market, job seekers who are older often face age discrimination. However, nearly 40% of employers prefer hiring older candidates. So, what’s behind this apparent contradiction?

According to Jackie Savoy and Sarah Goodman-Strong, counselors at JEVS Career Solutions for 55+, the issue is the technical skills required in job descriptions. Many jobs require savviness with newer technologies. That’s why continuous learning is vital. Staying current with training appeals to employers and boosts confidence, whether for full-time or part-time positions.

If you’re over 55 and are looking for your next position, now is the time to invest in yourself!

Join us for a free, virtual job search seminar, Strategies for Success, on Thursday, June 6th, from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Connect with your community and discover available training and resources for older adults. Learn about free career counseling, job search support, skills training for 55+, and computer classes.

Award-winning keynote speaker Michael Robinson, Director of Community Outreach and Hiring for the Lenfest Center at Temple University, is the keynote speaker. Participating agencies include JEVS Human Services, PA CareerLink, and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging, along with an age discrimination attorney and a panel discussion with local employers.

Attendees joining the live Zoom webinar will have the chance to win Amazon gift cards in drawings!

Save your spot for the virtual webinar: click this link to register.

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