WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 At a time of a seriouseconomic downturn, AARP is holding a job fair at its annual Life@50+ NationalEvent and Expo September 4-6, 2008 at the Washington Convention Center. Thisevent will help open doors to those aged 50+ looking for employment byproviding face-to-face time with local and national employers. Additionally,workforce experts will be on hand with advice and helpful tips on how tosuccessfully land your dream job.
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WHO: Fifteen national and local employers, many of them members of theAARP National Employer Team, will meet informally with interested AARP membersattending Life@50+ and other job seekers not attending the event. Those notattending the event will pay a $5 entry fee that will enable them to haveaccess to the show's exhibit floor where the job fair will be held.
Employers participating include: Home Instead Senior Care, Princess Tours,Holiday Retirement, Genworth Financial, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Adecco, Rightat Home, CVS Caremark, Robert Half International, Express EmploymentProfessionals, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, U.S. Internal RevenueService, Home Depot, National Older Worker Career Center, and Staples Inc.
WHAT: The employers will provide informal interviews. Staffing agencies,including Adecco, Robert Half International and Manpower, Inc., and theAmerican Association of Community Colleges will offer daily job tipspresentations. And RetirementJobs.com, a leading online job search engine for50+ job seekers, is sponsoring an Internet job search cafe to facilitateonline searches. Bob Skladany of RetirementJobs.com will offer counseling for50+ individuals entering or reentering the work force.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial andaffordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidatesfor public office or make contributions to either political campaigns orcandidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 33 millionreaders; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 39 million members
and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publicationdedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website,AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security,protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support fromthousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.WHEN: Thursday, September 4th: 11:30 am - 6:30 pm Friday, September 5th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, September 6th: 10 am - 4:30 pm WHERE: Washington D.C. Convention Center Exhibit Show Floor