55+ in ATX Job Fair Series

photo of job fair

AustinUP is hosting a series of free expos in 2017 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 55 and older. Events will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on various dates and at various locations. Attendees and exhibitors, see event list and RSVP links below.  Note: The next job fair is Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731. This event will have extended hours, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. and feature an interactive workshop, “Job Search in the Digital Age,” produced by AARP. Workshop seating is limited. More details to come.

Location Date RSVP to Attend RSVP to Exhibit
Dell Jewish Community Center September 6 goo.gl/JEDf3w goo.gl/SRVOmx
Sonesta Hotel October 23 goo.gl/PiQwd3 goo.gl/mmSI2V
Atria at the Arboretum November 9 goo.gl/vMBxni goo.gl/AwIjS8

Exhibitors will include employers looking for talented full- and part-time workers or contractors. Attendees will include older adults eager to talk to potential employers, as well as knowledgeable speakers who will give presentations during the event. 

Past speakers and presentations:

  • Chip Sampson, National Business Development Director, Allied Consultants Inc.
    Align Your Résumé With Your Ideal Job
  • Antoinette Griffin, Owner, Griff Development
    Interviewing With Confidence
  • Mo Oduwole, Recruiting Department, Peak Performers
    Résumé Do’s and Don’ts
  • Candace Carver, Community Outreach Coordinator, Dress for Success Austin
    Dress for Success
  • Kathy Lansford, Founder and President of the Launch Pad Job Club
    “Geezer Bias”: How to Overcome Age Discrimination During an Interview
  • Craig Foster, Founder and Executive Director of the Job Seekers Network
    LinkedIn: How to Find Jobs and Be Found
  •  SCORE volunteers Laura Fowler and Jim Grimsley
    Boomers Starting a Business
  • Marc Miller, Founder of Career Pivot
    Social Disruption – How the Job Search has Changed
  • Lynne Milburn, Career Counselor and former director of UT’s Career Center
    Back to Your Future: Accessing Your Right Brain to Help You Create a More Meaningful Career

Important notes:

  • To help us plan, we would like to hear about your job-related needs. Please take a few minutes to complete our brief survey. Thanks in advance for your help!
  • Exhibitor fee is $50/booth. Sponsorship packages are available. For more information, please contact AustinUP Board Member Cyndi Cummings at cyndic@flash.net or 512-423-6782.
  • Attendance is free, but please RSVP via the above links to let us know you’re coming. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Teresa Ferguson at teresa@austinup.org or 512-963-3191.

Additional sponsors:

AARP Texas logo   coming of age logo  cummings associates logo  senior resource guide logo  workforce solutions logo

seniorific logo   peak performers logo

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