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Help Offered for Older Workers Seeking Extra Income

Older workers may want the flexibility of a part-time job or working from home. (MinDof/Adobe Stock)
Older workers may want the flexibility of a part-time job or working from home. (MinDof/Adobe Stock)
September 10, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. — Many Connecticut workers over 50 find they need a little extra income or a more flexible work schedule, and now there's help available to connect them with jobs.

From family caregivers who would prefer to work from home to retirees who want to return to the workforce, jobs are available for older workers. Nora Duncan, state director at AARP Connecticut, pointed to her organization's Flexible Work Online Expo, coming up on September 24, as a good place to start.

"Employers will be there, resume-writing experts, live chats, tips, including information about jobs for Census 2020, which is paying $20 an hour and more across Connecticut,” Duncan said.

Registration for the free online job expo can be found on AARP Connecticut's website.

Duncan said beyond the online expo, several opportunities are coming up soon for face-to-face help with finding the right job.

"People can come to in-person seminars that are free in Connecticut in towns like Windsor or Wallingford and Ledyard in the coming months,” she said.

Duncan noted the work environment is constantly evolving, so the right kind of help can give job seekers the tools they need to get the job they want.

"If you are a job seeker over age 50, what you need to know, from personal branding to the online job search and how everything has changed from even five, 10 years ago to now,” she said.

She suggested using aarp.org/work as an online resource to keep abreast of the latest programs being made available to job seekers in Connecticut.

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Andrea Sears, Public News Service - CT