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 planning a series of job fairs in 2018 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 50+. The events will be held in different locations to help potential employees connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods. Admission is free for attendees. By creating these job fair opportunities, 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 May 22 event:
AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Fair – Sunset Valley
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 noon
5211 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX 78745
Admission is free, but please RSVP to help us plan and prepare.
Exhibitors/employers, please register here. The cost is $25 per table.