This summer AARP Academy is hosting job search webinars to help you land your next great gig. Sessions will help teach you how to find the jobs that fit your skills and ex perience, craft your résumé so that it conveys your ability to do the job and sell yourself in the interview. Featured webinars start this month and conclude in August (June 14 — available on-demand — July 21 and Aug. 9). They lead up to AARP's Virtual Career Fair on Sept. 20. Experts will introduce you to tools and strategies that will also help prepare you to chat online with employers at the fair.
I am a working “ sandwich generation” caregiver for my parents and son. I know the daily challenges of caring for aging parents with cognitive and health care needs while holding down a full-time job and raising a family. And I’m not alone.
A new Government Accountability Office report says 55 percent of jobless older adults"”or 1.1 million Americans 55 and older"”have been unemployed for more than six months, up from 23 percent just four years ago. The report was addressed to the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which begins a hearing on older adults and unemployment issues today. Led by Sen. Herb Kohl, the Committee will investigate age discrimination in the workforce and ways to boost older workers' job prospects.
In 1884, President Grover Cleveland designated the first Monday in September as Labor Day and an official Federal Holiday. In 1898, Samuel Gompers called Labor Day, "The day when toilers' rights and wrongs may lay down their tools for a holiday...touch shoulders in marching phalanx and feel the stronger for it." I had to look the definition of phalanax up; that's a big word for 1898.
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