Age of Opportunity & Volunteer Fair

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- This week is "National Employ Older Workers Week," intended for mature workers (55 and over) looking for full or part time employment, and/or volunteer opportunities. A local opportunity is helping the older generation. Kaylynn Stahlbusch, Aging & Disability Resource Center & Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce to talk about the Annual Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair.

Eau Claire, WI - With older workers representing an increasing percentage of the population, many choosing to work or be active longer, and employers responding to a tight job market with a low unemployment rate, the Annual Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair represents a unique opportunity to bring these interests together.

More than 30 local employers and volunteer organizations will be present on Tuesday, September 19, to meet potential workers and volunteers at the annual Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Oakwood Mall, in the Younkers Wing.
The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered to present the fair with the Chippewa Falls and Menomonie Chambers, as well as the Aging & Disability Resource Center. Held during "National Employ Older Workers Week," the event is intended for mature workers (55 and over) looking for full or part time employment, project work, flexible hours, fun & social work atmospheres, and/or volunteer opportunities.

There is no charge to attend. The event was created to highlight older workers in the Chippewa Valley as a vibrant and energetic part of our community who have special skills and talents to share. Many seniors are interested in maintaining a link to the working world through part time employment or volunteer service. Free Resume and job search assistance will also be available, and assistance for veterans.
Major Sponsors are The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, Gold Cross Courier, Grace Lutheran Communities, the Leader-Telegram, OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Royal Credit Union and TTM Technologies. Other exhibitors include Adecco Staffing, American Red Cross, Aurora Community Services, Care Partners Assisted Living, Chippewa River Industries, Courtesy Corporation - McDonald's, Dove Healthcare, Downtown Eau Claire, Inc., Eau Claire Area School District, Edward Jones - Andy Cooper, Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Hospice, Home Helpers, HSHS Sacred Heart & St Joseph's hospitals, Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery, LE Phillips Career Development Center, Manpower, Mayo Clinic Health System - Volunteer Services, MEP Associates LLC, REACH, Inc., Senior Americans Day 2018, T-Mobile, Western Dairyland - RSVP, Wisconsin Veterans Home At Chippewa Falls, Workforce Resource Senior Employment Program and Younkers.

Refreshments will be available with coffee provided by Scheels/Gramma Ginnas.
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