AARP’s Virtual Career Fair Features National Employers

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Are you seeking a career change, a new job or a volunteering opportunity? If so, plan to attend AARP’s Virtual Career Fair, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m ET. The fair will feature employers from across the country.

This live event is a great way to reignite your career, search for a new opportunity, meet potential employers, get job search advice and connect with other job seekers. You can access all of this from the comfort of your home through your computer — all you need is a network connection!

This year’s Virtual Career Fair will feature new employers, including UnitedHealth Group, Toys R Us, Adecco and New York Life Insurance Co., plus returning employers like the American Red Cross, AT&T, BB&T and Mindteck, to name a few. As participants of the AARP’s Employer Pledge Program, these employers are committed to hiring mature workers because of the value, experience, skill and knowledge they bring to the workplace. Many of the employers have job opportunities in every state, and more than half of the companies are looking for bilingual ( English/Spanish) candidates as well.

During the online event, job seekers can apply for job openings and ask employers specific questions, such as the kind of skills they are seeking and the kind of work options they offer, such as teleworking. There will be live chats on topics such as How to Financially Plan for a Career Change, and AARP jobs expert Kerry Hannon will answer your job search questions. Also, at 11 a.m. ET there will be a live webinar to discuss creating and marketing your personal brand online.

Looking to volunteer? The AARP Driver Safety program is seeking volunteers to serve as instructors, coordinators, marketing specialists and more. Check out www.aarp.org/DriverSafety to learn more about these opportunities.

Registration is free and open through Sept. 22 at www.aarp.org/VirtualCareerFair. Can’t make the live event? Register and you will have 30 days to view the career fair and see the jobs available from participating employers, access job search resources and view the webinar on demand.

Share this opportunity with friends and family. This event might be the place where you and others reimagine your life going forward.

AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities , strengthens communities and fights for and equips Americans 50 and older to live their best lives. Discover all the ways AARP can help you, your family and your community at AARP.  

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