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50+ in ATX Job Fair – JCC 2019

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Austin area has long been one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. What most people don’t know is that while our overall population grew nearly 40% between 2000 and 2010, the number of us over the age of 55 grew by 80%. Today, the Austin area has the nation’s fastest-growing population of people between 55 and 64, and the second fastest-growing population of people 65 and over.

And many of these newcomers are looking for work.

AustinUP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is hosting a series of job fairs in 2019 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 50+. The free events will be held in different locations to help potential employees connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods. By creating these job fair events, AustinUP is working to enlighten business leaders and human resource directors about the strengths of older adults in the workplace, as well as the value of a multigenerational workforce. Information about our September 10 event:

AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Fair
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jewish Community Center

7300 Hart Lane
Austin, Texas 78731

Cost: Admission is FREE, but please RSVP via our Eventbrite form. The fee for exhibitors/employers is $50. Exhibitors must complete this form to register. Contact AustinUP (teresa@austinup.org, 512.963.3191) if you have any questions.

Employers at this event will include Bath Fitter, Capital City Village, City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, DSW Shoes, Family Eldercare, Home Care Assistance, IRS, MTM Transit, Peak Performers, Priebe Security Services, Inc., ReServe, Right at Home, Spectrum, The University of Texas at Austin, Welcome Wagon, Women’s Health Texas, United States Census Bureau and more! Bring copies of your résumé!

Free presentations:

  • “Rippling Your Way To A Better Network” Speaker and business strategist Steve Harper will talk about deepening and strengthening the power of connections through a process he calls “rippling.” This presentation will be targeted specifically for job seekers. The session begins at 10:15 a.m.
  • “Create Your Job Search Plan” How would you like a plan with just five defined activities that are guaranteed to result in interviews and job offers? That’s what Career Coach Catherine Jewell provides in her coaching of adults who are changing careers. The job market of today barely resembles what we knew in the ‘80s and ‘90s. It’s important to understand the search strategies that win. Come listen to Catherine Jewell’s presentation and receive a Job Search Plan example you can copy for your own career search. The session begins at 11:15 a.m.
  • “Job Search in the Digital Age” In this workshop, you’ll learn how job search engines can help you find jobs online, tips for age-proofing and improving your résumé and more. AARP’s Jessica Lemann is the instructor. The session begins at 12:15 p.m.

Thank you, sponsors!

AARP Texas
Peak Performers
ReServe, Inc.
Coming of Age
Seniorific News
Senior Resource Guide
Workforce Solutions Capital Area


September 10
10:00 am - 2:00 pm




Jewish Community Center – Austin
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731 United States
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