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 2018 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 opportunities, AustinUP is working to enlighten business leaders and human resource directors about the value of older adults in the workplace, as well as the benefits of a multigenerational workforce. Information about our November 7 event:
AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Fair
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 Noon
Overture Mueller Apartments
4818 Berkman Drive
Austin, TX 78723
Thank you, sponsors!
“I just want to commend you for organizing such a great event on May 22, 2018. It is encouraging to see that an organization like yours is helping middle-agers and up to feel supported while in search of job opportunities in today’s complex workplace. Thanks again to remind us that we are not alone in reshaping our lives once more.” CQ, South Austin
“Our home care business has had significant success finding qualified job applicants at the AustinUp Job Fairs. For example, Olga started working with us after being a caregiver for her mother and retiring from a long career at IRS. The AustinUp Job Fair helps us find wonderful employees and allows the job seekers an opportunity to explore new career paths.” Emmie Knox and Louis LeSassier, Owners