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Friday, January 1, 2010

Resources for Recruiting Mature Workers

You’re a business owner and you need to hire hard-working, dependable people. You’ve heard that in your community there is a pool of talented mature workers who have much to offer. How do you tap into this tremendous asset?

You could run help wanted ads like everyone else does, but with an ad you never know who you’re going to get. Surely there must be a better way.

In many communities, there is! Here is just a sample of the hiring resources available to employers across the country. It’s likely that you’ll find something similar in your area.

· Seniors4Hire.org is a nationwide online career center and a leading Internet resource for businesses that value a diverse workforce. Business owners and HR executives can recruit workers fifty and older including retirees and senior citizens who are looking for a career change.
· The SeniorJobBank is a nationwide website used by employers to advertise their jobs to the website’s audience of talented, dedicated people over the age of fifty. Employers posting with the SeniorJobBank are committed to hiring baby boomers and mature workers. For a modest fee to the employer the site provides job postings, as well as job search, resume and job alert registration for job seekers. Career and education information is provided too.

· In Washington State, the Mature Workers Alliance of Puget Sound is an all-volunteer group of private and public organizations dedicated to empowering over-fifty workers and promoting age and experience in the workforce. They sponsor workshops and job fairs for mature workers to help them conduct successful job searches and connect to hiring employers. They also encourage businesses to recruit and retain mature workers and benefit from the experience, strong work ethic, and loyalty offered by mature workers.

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